Dutch will not sign WCIT accord

Thursday 10 January 2013 | 09:48 CET | News
The Netherlands said it will not accept the new telecom rules put forth by the United Nations (UN). Parts of the ITU Convention will actually block a free and open internet, Dutch minister of economic affairs Henk Kamp wrote to parliament. The World Conference on International Communications (WCIT) met in December in Dubai, looking to revise international telecommunications agreements dating from 1988. Other EU Member States said they would not sign the treaty, joined by the US, Japan, Australia and Canada. A new telecom conference will again convene in May.

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Companies: ITU
Countries: Netherlands / World
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