Within the framework of ITU-D activities, Study Group 1 (SG1) meeting will be held during the period from 17 March to 31 March, 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. SG1 deals with topics related to the enabling environment for the development of telecommunications and information technology. It discusses the political, organizational and technical aspects of the transition from the existing networks to broadband networks in the developing countries, including NGNs and mobile services and OTT services. The meeting also includes the Group's administration team which will take place on 26 March and 2 April, 2017.
This meeting is highly important because it is the last meeting to be held before the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-17) will be convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina by October 2017. In this meeting the draft reports and other outputs requested by WTDC-14 will be finalized. The findings on the study period will be submitted for approval during the meeting and then will be presented to WTDC-17 later on.