Terms of References

. To review the existing communication infrastructure facilities in all the EAC Member States and make recommendations on how to address the identified infrastructure and connectivity gaps or challenges in the region.

. To identify feasible infrastructure sharing models and strategies that can be adopted within EAC region.

. To develop Guidelines and Regulations for infrastructure sharing and interconnection in the region. 

. To define and identify essential facilities in communications networks for the EAC region.

. To recommend innovative and appropriate technology for the development of the communication sector in the region.

. To establish factors that causes vandalism of communication infrastructure and how the problem can be addressed.

. To review Universal Service Policies and their implementation in the EAC Member States.

. To harmonize Universal Service policies in the region.

. To analyse the challenges faced by Universal Service/Access Funds in the region.

. To develop a Universal Service Access Tool kit for the region.

. To develop strategies and guidelines for achievement of digital inclusion in the region.

. To develop and recommend strategies for enhancing interconnection of national networks, cross boarder connectivity and international connectivity in order to achieve regional connectivity and  provision of  ubiquitous  broadband  services  in East Africa.

. To coordinate and follow up the work of the relevant ITU Study Group(s) and facilitate the development of regional recommendations or contributions relating to the work of this ITU Study Group(s) or other relevant  international and regional organization.