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ITU launches global platform to protect telecom networks during the COVID-19 crisis

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has launched a new Global Network Resiliency Platform (#REG4COVID) to assist national policymakers, regulators and industry stakeholders.

“The new platform will assist governments and the private sector in ensuring that networks are kept resilient and telecommunication services are available to all,” said the ITU. “

The platform will share best practices and initiatives put in place during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as collect relevant and trustworthy information and expertise on actions that telecommunication policymakers, regulators and others in the regulatory community can use to ensure that their telecommunication networks and services serve the needs of their country.

“This new ITU platform will provide countries struggling to find appropriate solutions to ensure their networks' resiliency with relevant and trustworthy information and expertise on how to cope with the stresses faced by their infrastructure. And, because time is of the essence, it will give those countries that still have time to prepare an opportunity to learn from what is being done elsewhere – from emergency spectrum reassignments to guidelines for consumers on responsible use,” commented ITU Secretary-General, Houlin Zhao.

“Serving initially as an informative tool, the Global Network Resiliency Platform will soon be expanded to provide an interactive and engaging platform for continuous sharing throughout this crisis and beyond,” he added.

The new Global Network Resiliency Platform (#REG4COVID) can be accessed on