Mandates 
 
 
In accordance with the relevant regulations, procedures, and recommendations of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU):

 

  1. To promote discussion of new technologies with a view to understanding how countries in the region are creating forward looking policy frameworks that stimulate infrastructure, innovation, and uptake of new services in an environment of legal security, healthy competition, and evolving technological conditions and to develop recommendations.
  2. To encourage and promote the development of telecommunication/ICT infrastructure and services in the region.  
  3. To promote coordination, planning, and harmonization among member states with regard to technical standards in general and service quality in coordination with relevant international standards.
  4. To promote the coordination, planning, and consensus among member states with respect to rates and economic matters, as well as draw up recommendations on economic aspects and charging principles for telecommunication/ICT services.
  5. To promote the coordination, planning, and consensus among member states with respect of technical standards and conformity assessment procedures.
  6. To promote the coordination, planning, and consensus among member states with respect of the defense and dissemination of the rights of users and consumers of telecommunication services in the region.
  7. To promote the coordination, planning, and consensus among member states in the region with respect of international public policy issues related to the Internet, including maintaining an open Internet.
  8. To accomplish what is established on items f and g, PCC.I shall consider, as appropriate, consultations with other stakeholders, non members of CITEL, bearing in mind the multistakeholder environment.
  9. To promote the coordination, planning, and consensus among member states with respect to building confidence and security in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the region, including cybersecurity.
  10. To encourage the creation and implementation of inter-American agreements on various matters.
  11. To promote and encourage the development and universalization of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the new telecommunication/ICT services arising from them as tools to promote economic, social, and cultural development.
  12. To encourage and promote the development of convergent telecommunication/ICT networks and services based on new technologies, taking account of their ongoing evolution.
  13. To understand environment and climate change-related issues and their linkage to ICTs, and to disseminate relevant information thereon to the Member States.
  14. To coordinate regional preparations for specific ITU events, as appropriate, such as the World Telecommunication Standardization Assemblies, the World Conferences on International Telecommunications, and the World Telecommunication Development Conferences, including the preparation of inter-American Proposals (IAPs) and common positions, and to conduct interregional consultations in preparation for these events.
  15. To provide information to CITEL Members on the outputs and outcomes of the World Telecommunication Standardization Assemblies, World Conferences on International Telecommunications, and World Telecommunication Development Conferences.
  16. To promote exchange of information with other international, regional and subregional telecommunication fora and standards development organizations (SDOs) on matters under its mandate.
  17. To enhance collaboration and coordination on cross-cutting issues related to the use of ICTs within the OAS.
  18. To work in coordination with the different committees and working groups of CITEL in those areas which, by their nature, lend themselves to joint action.
  19. To encourage active participation by the private sector and academia as Associate Members.