T1-1 - Sedma Nacionalna Konferencija so Me|unarodno U~estvo...

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GUIDELINES ON SMOOTH TRANSITION FROM THE EXISTING MOBILE NETWORKS TO IMT 2000 FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Nataša Gospi ć 1 1 University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering Belgrade, Rapporteur on Q 18/2 ITU-D SG 2, n.gospic@sf.bg.ac.yu , Abstract: ITU plays important role in assisting developing countries to develop appropriate policies and strategies to meet infrastructural requirements for the emerging Information Society. The Guidelines on Smooth Transition from Existing Networks to IMT-2000 for Developing Counties-GST prepared in the framework of ITU-D SG 2 Question 18/2 is one of these results. This paper is based on the progress of the work on Question 18/2 and in brief discussed main guidelines for developing countries regarding policies and strategies for transitioning to IMT 2000 taking into account different, governmental, operator’s regulator’s and user’s point of views. Key words: evolution, migration, transition, pre/IMT 2000, IMT 2000, and transition scenarios 1. INTRODUCTION In the last decade, large pre-IMT-2000 mobile telecommunications networks have been deployed all over the world. In some countries, the penetration of mobile users exceeds 75% and the mobile generated traffic is comparable to – if not greater than – the fixed traffic. At the end of 2003, there were approximately 1.3 billion mobile phone users, with 227 million new subscribers added in 2003 1 . From 1995 to 2002, the number of mobile lines has grown by 75% in Africa, 30% in the Americas, 52% in Asia, 50% in Europe and 29% in Oceania 2 . Even though growth has been impressive, the vast majority of the developing world still counts its connected population in single figure percentages what means that there is huge space for wireless growth in developing areas. More developed markets are reaching their saturation point, which implies that 1 EMC Cellular Database, December 2003. 2 ITU Database, 2002. future growth will be driven by the developing world. For many developing nations, wireless technology has been identified as the best medium to get telecommunication services – both voice and data to the masses. By 2008, it is estimated that 90% of new subscribers will be from developing countries. Today, wireless communications and Internet are merging in IMT-2000 to provide advanced mobile services such as multimedia services with video, pictures, audio, text, data and voice. Wireless Internet devices are rapidly becoming one of the most important personal items people carry with them, and are increasingly combining the numerous functions of today’s mobile phones, personal computers, TV, newspapers, cameras, library, personal diary and scheduler, wallet, and credit cards. Wireless Internet has the power to offer complete personalization of end user applications and services, reflecting their own lifestyles and the choices that they make.
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