The activities of the RCC Working Bodies in the field of the development of telecommunications and infocommunications were carried out in accordance with the instructions of the RCC Board of the CAs Heads and other RCC Working Bodies.
In 2017, the RCC Executive Committee, together with the RCC CAs, prepared and carried out:
- 38th meeting of the RCC Infocommunication Commission in the format of videoconferencing (March 10, 2017, Moscow, Russian Federation);
- 39/35th joint meeting of the RCC Infocommunication Commission and the RCC Telecommunications and Infocommunication Operators Board (RCC TIOB) (May 29-30, 2017, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan).
As part of the 38th meeting of the RCC Infocommunication Commission, the issues of preparing of the RCC CAs for major international ITU forums: WTDC-17, PP-18 and WTSE-20 were considered.
At the Commission meeting, the draft Action Plan for the implementation of the Agreement on the conditions for the implementation of inter-operator settlements in the provision of international telecommunication services in the CIS Member-States was approved, developed in accordance with the Decision of the RCC Board of the CAs Heads and the Coordination Council №51/22-7 of May 24, 2016. (Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan) and Article 2.6 of the Action Plan for the implementation of the third stage (2016–2020) of the Economic Development Strategy of the Commonwealth of Independent States for the period until 2020.
At the 39/35th joint meeting of the RCC Infocommunication Commission and the RCC TIOB, a number of topical issues were considered: the revision of the International Telecommunication Regulations of 2012, the activities of ITU-T Study Groups, the regulation of settlements between telecom operators, and the activities of the RCC Regional Group on standardization at the RCC Infocommunication Commission.
The meeting participants discussed the issue of regulatory regulation of suppression of fraud on telephone networks, as a result of which it was decided to prepare a draft of a Memorandum on combating fraud on telecommunication networks.
The draft Memorandum was developed by members of the RCC Commission on Infocommunications, participants of the RCC TIOB and representatives of the Interstate Council for Antimonopoly Policy. The RCC Executive Committee sent the draft Memorandum for consideration to the RCC CAs and received proposals from them, which will be summarized and submitted for consideration by the next joint meeting of the RCC Information and Communications Board of the RCC TIOB.
Based on the results of the past meetings of the RCC Commission on Information Communications and the RCC TIOB, the following questions are submitted for consideration by the joint meeting of the 53/24 RCC Board of the CAs Heads and the CIS Coordination Council on Informatization at the RCC:
- on the draft “Memorandum on combating fraud on telecommunication networks”;
- on the progress of the implementation of the Agreement on the conditions for the implementation of inter-operator settlements in the provision of international telecommunication services in the CIS Member-States;
- on amendments to the Agreement on cooperation in the development and use of cellular mobile communication systems dated January 17, 1997.
The 3rd meeting of the Working Group on Satellite Technologies at the RCC TIOB (WG ST) was held on April 10, 2017, Moscow, Russian Federation.
The meeting addressed issues of legal aspects of the work of foreign satellite operators in the RCC participating countries, the procedure for regulating the work of foreign satellite operators, and other issues. The meeting participants formed the work plan of the WG ST for the near future.
The 23rd meeting of the Working Group on Information Security at the RCC TIOB (WG IS) was held on September 19, 2017, Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan.
Within the framework of the meeting of the WG IS, issues related to ensuring information security and the development of new technologies and services in the field of communications were discussed:
- the results of interaction within the framework of the WG IS and proposals on further areas of the group's work;
- the possibility of centralizing the management of communication networks, as well as the transition to a three-level model of operational specialization;
- The outcome of the ITU Regional Seminar “Key Aspects of Cybersecurity in the Context of the Internet of Things (IoT)”;
- critical infrastructure;
- exchange of views on pressing issues of information security and the development of new technologies and services in the field of communications.
All the above issues were proposed to be submitted for consideration by the next meeting of the RCC TIOB.
The 23rd meeting of the Working Group on the Development, Management, and Operation of Communication Networks under the RCC TIOB was held on September 28, 2017, Minsk, Republic of Belarus.
The following issues were considered during the meeting:
- On optimizing the placement and distribution of information resources in communication networks;
- the possibility of centralizing the management of communication networks. Transition to a three-level model of operation specialization;
- on the transition from network management to service management (creating SOC);
- technical aspects of the correct transmission of number A and its identification;
- development of multi-functional / multi-platform devices to provide opportunities to take advantage of converged e-networks
- exchange of experience on improving the efficiency of the use of ICT infrastructure.
The 4th meeting of the Working Group on Satellite Technologies at the RCC TIOB was held on December 22, 2017, in the form of videoconferencing.
The following issues were considered during the meeting:
- exchange of experience on the use of new satellite technologies - the first results of the use of the Ka-band on Russian satellites.
- exchange of experience on the use of new satellite technologies - the impact of the introduction of new TV broadcasting standards on the use of satellites of operators of countries of the RCC participants and others.