What is ITS?

ITS works as both an online and offline community where academic, business, and government researchers, industry practitioners, policy makers, and international bodies can consolidate, trade, and discuss specific research and information as they develop.

The main way we achieve that goal is by providing live forums, the biggest of which are our biennial international conferences, where we respond to specific needs as they develop. Beyond that, we also have a membership journal, newsletter, and this website.

Message from the Chair

ITS Chair Stephen Schmidt

Dear ITS Colleagues:

(ITS Chair’s Opening Remarks from the ITS Webinar: Innovation in 5G Technology: Leadership, Competition and Policy Issues (27 April 2022))


Thank you to everyone who is joining us today.

Thank you, in particular, to those of you joining us from time zones where it may be dark outside – either because it is before breakfast time or because it is almost bedtime (in Asia, in particular).

This is the third International Telecommunications Society (ITS) webinar of 2022 and our 14th webinar since the onset of the pandemic, covering topics such as remote work, deep fakes, digital platforms, AI, and more.

These webinars have helped magnify the reach and positive impact of the ITS: covering new subject matter; connecting with new audiences; and enabling new voices.

Telecommunications Policy

The official, multidisciplinary journal of ITS