Report from the meeting with representatives of the Office of Electronic Communications.
On 6th and 7th October 2011, a study visit of the delegation of the National Commission for Communications Regulation of Ukraine took place in Warsaw. It is a part of the project "Laying down the foundations of the Information Society in Ukraine" implemented under the "Development Assistance 2011" programme. The delegation was headed by Commissioner Irina Polishchuk. During the first day of the visit, guests took part in a meeting with Director General of UKE and the directors of departments. The Commissioner presented the situation in the telecommunications market of Ukraine and underlined the importance of UKE assistance which has been provided from 2005, i.e. since the establishment of the Ukrainian regulator.
Guests were mostly interested in issues related to access to broadband Internet, including the so called mega law (Act on supporting the development of telecommunications networks and services), and universal service. The second part of the meeting took place in Borucza, where the Ukrainian delegation familiarised itself with the work of the Location and Information Platform with a Central Database, visited the Central Technical Test Laboratory and the Central Station of Radio Emission Control.
The second day of the visit be an with a meeting with the Department of Postal Market, during which different aspects of the regulation of postal services and courier services were discussed. Then there was a meeting with the President of the Office of Electronic Communications. The main issues of talks were related with the development of broadband Internet access, functional separation and the Agreement between the President of UKE and TP SA.
After ending of the official part of the visit guests went for a walk around the Warsaw Old Town.
At the end of the visit both sides stressed the need for continued cooperation, inter alia, within the Declaration of Cooperation, the signing of which is expected in near future.
The project is financed within the framework of development cooperation programme of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2011.
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