DOT-COM Activity: RITI | Policy
Funder(s): USAID/EGAT/IT, USAID/EGAT/IT
Short Description: The Romanian Information Technology Initiative-Policy Project advises the Romanian Communications Regulatory Agency (ANRC) and the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Phase/Type of Activity: Signed Award Status: Active
Start date: January 01, 2003 End Date: January 02, 2006
Partners: Internews Network
Person(s) to contact
Sarah Tisch, Ph.D. , Chief-of-Party
dot-GOV , Internews Network
Tel: 202 833-5740 x 203
Full Description: TheRomanian Information Technology Initiative-Policy Project advises theRomanian Communications Regulatory Agency (ANRC) and the Ministry ofCommunications, Technology and Information (MCTI). The project hasorganized workshops on interconnection, licensing, cost accounting,general management of a regulator and public relations, cyber crimelegislation, broadband strategies, frequency management, and privatesector advocacy. The project has led three study tours: role of privatesector for regulators (US), e-government (US), cyber securityinfrastructure (Sweden).
The project designed and developed four telecenters in jurisdictions that hadvery limited access to telecommunications, to demonstrate the impact of aUniversal Service Obligation policy (USO) to the MCTI. This pilot effort wasjoined by the dot-ORG project (which has responsibility for managing thecenters and collecting gender disaggregated data on the monthly usage of thetelecenters--phone, fax, and in some cases, computers). This demonstrationactivity had a significant role shaping the USO policy. RITI: Policy commentedextensively on the draft policy which became law in May 2004. The UniversalService Obligation required as part of the process of joining the EuropeanUnion.
Development Sector(s): Civil Society, Governance, Assessments
ICT Intervention(s): Telecommunications Policy Reform, Universal Service Obligations/Universal Access
Links and Files:
- Local Loop Unbundling and Bitstream
Delivered as part of the RITI-Policy initiative October 10, 2002, this presentation reviews the basics behind Local Loop Unbundling and Bitstream applications for telecommunications regulators.
- Interconnection: Basic concepts and principles
Interconnection: Basic concepts and principles - part of the Romanian Information Technology Initiative - Policy Training Workshops
- Spectrum Management Module III: Advances in Wireless Technology
- Spectrum Management Module II: Elements of Spectrum Management
- Spectrum Management Module I: Background and Introduction
- Statistical Data on Information Technology in Romania
Statistical Data on Information Technology in Romania
- Romanian Telecomm Market Feasibility Study Abstract
Synthesis of the feasibility study analyzing the current situation of the Telecomm Market of Romania and its future possibilites for expansion.
- Training on Cyber Crime October 7, 2004
This training on Cyber Crime was organized by the RITI dot-GOV Project together with the Ministry of Communications and IT for the officials responsible with the implementation of the legislation on Cyber Crime in Romania.
- In Romania, dot-GOV holds a Press Conference on Cyber Crime: http://http://www.internews.org/news/2004/20040914_rom.html
News release on Internews web site.
- eGovernment in Romania
Presentation for the Conference on eGovernment Strategy sponsored by USAID in Skopje, Macedonia, March 15-16, 2004.
- RITI-Policy Web Site: http://http://www.riti-internews.ro
- Development of IT & C Market in Romania
Statistics from the Information Technology and Communication sector in Romania.
- Study Tour - CERT Stockholm October 21-24, 2004
A study tour was organized by the RITI dot-GOV Project on CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) with the pupose of learning and gaining from the experience of a country that has created a CERT type of organization under the conditions of recent years. The information obtained will be used in the drafting of a discussion paper on the creation of a CERT unit in Romania.
- E-Government Eastern European Conference Takeaways
Takeaway document from a Regional E-Government Conference, hosted by the dot.GOV RITI-Policy project in collaboration with the Romanian Ministry of Communications and Technology. The conference focused on local e-Government projects, international best practices, and private-public-partnerships
- RITI | Policy 13th Quarterly Report
RITI | Policy 13th Quarterly Report to USAID
- Final Project Report, Romanian Information Technology Initiative: Policy
This is the final project report for the USAID funded Romania Information Technology Initiative: Policy (ACA No. 186-A-00-02-00101-00 Under dot-GOV Leader with Associates Cooperative Agreement No. GDG-A-00-01-00009-00 implemented by Internews Network, Inc.)