Boosting global cooperation on telecommunications

The Australian Government has joined with the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Japan to establish a Global Coalition on Telecommunications (GCOT).

This working level forum will enable member countries to share information, insights and expertise on policy associated with essential technology and communications.

The forum will be a useful mechanism to align approaches with like-minded partners and share lessons learned in domestic policy, regulatory development and implementation.

GCOT’s statement of intent recognises the need for all member nations involved to ensure security, resilience and innovation of global telecommunications networks.

By working together, the international community can help foster communication supply chains, allow for easier exchange and utilisation of information technology and help the development of future telecommunications technologies such as 6G.

Establishing GCOT will also enable dialogue between policymakers and industry and academia professionals to create more growth opportunities.

GCOT is expected to meet twice a year and focus on topics including:

  • Telecommunications Supply Chain Diversification
  • 6G and Future Telecommunications
  • Telecommunications Security and Resilience
  • Telecommunications Skills
  • Coordinated approaches to Telecommunications Standards Development

Read the GCOT joint statement of intent in full and find out more here.

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