- Q. What
is ATU ?
A. The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) is a Specialised Agency
of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in the field of Telecommunications.
Its purpose is to promote the rapid development of info-communications in
Africa in order to achieve universal access and service, in addition to full
inter-country connectivity, in the most effective manner.
Besides being an Inter-Governmental Organisation (IGO), it is also a public/private
sector partnership between Governments and ICT* Industry.
- Q. Who
may be an Associate Member ?
A. The following categories of Organisations and Institutions may become
Associate Members :
v Telecom Operators - Fixed Networks
v Telecom Operators - Mobile/Cellular Networks
v Internet Service Providers
v Other Info-communications Service Providers
v Radio/TV Broadcasters
v ICT Manufacturers
v ICT Consultants and Contractors
v ICT Universities/Polytechnics/Colleges
v ICT Associations
v Other scientific, industrial and financial organisations interested in promoting
- Q. Classification
of Above Entities
A. The Following classification will apply:
v Corporate - Large
Telecom Operators - Fixed Networks
Telecom Operators - Mobile/Cellular Networks
v Corporate - Medium
Info-communications Service Providers
v Corporate - Small
ICT Consultants and Contractors
- Q. How
do Associate members participate ?
A. Associate Members may participate in a wide variety of activities
undertaken by ATU relating to the development of info-communications such
as conferences, seminars, workshops, colloquia and study groups. Through the
above and other activities they will also contribute to the development of
policy, regulation and standards of networks and services including promotion
of major telecommunications projects.
Furthermore, Associate Members will have the right to make written contributions
to conferences and meetings whose decisions may impact on many areas of interest,
other than those empowered to conclude Legal Instruments of treaty status.
it cost to be an Associate Member?
A. An Associate Member will share in the cost of the operation of the
Union and its contribution will be based on the Member States scale of contribution
at the following rates :
· Corporate-Large : ½ of the Member State scale of contribution.
· Corporate-Medium : ¼ of the Member State scale of contribution.
· Corporate-Small : 1/8 of the Member State scale of contribution.
These are minimum contribution levels and members are encouraged to volunteer
higher amounts in order to further strengthen the financial base of the Union.
- Q. How
does one apply to become an Associate Member?
A. Application for Associate Membership should be submitted through
any of the following entities:
· Ministry responsible for Telecommunications in the country where
your company/organization is based or,
· Administration (Regulatory Authority) designated by the Government
to discharge any obligations under the Constitution or Convention of the Union
· Secretary General, African Telecommunications Union.
Admission will become effective upon endorsement by the administration and
registration by ATU Secretary General.
- Q. Who
notifies the Applicant of its acceptance ?
A. The Secretary General will notify the applicant of the decision
taken through the respective Administration.
- Q. What
if an Associate Member wishes to resign ?
A. An Associate Member may resign by a written notification to the
Secretary General, through the Member State.
Resignation will take effect one year after the date of receipt of notification
by the Secretary General of the Union.
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