Internet Governance Glossary

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7.4.2 International Telecommunication Regulations ITR

ITR (coming into force in 1988 by the International Telecommunication Union – ITU) facilitated the international liberalisation of pricing and services and allowed a more innovative use of basic services in the Internet field, such as international leased lines, in the Internet field. It provided one of the infrastructural bases for the rapid growth of the Internet in the 1990s.
The key international organisations involved in the regulation of telecommunications include the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO).