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CNB List of Contributions: Mr

Created On Friday, 16 October 2015 10:19


  • Title
  • First Name
  • Last Name
    Guimarães Lima
  • Professional Affiliation
    IT Consultant and researcher
  • Stakeholder Group
    Technical Community


  • How would you define the issue “Connecting the Next Billion”?
    The issue come upon the adopted Universal Declaration of Human Rights, specially in the Article 19:
    “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
    So I see this issue of "Connecting the Next Billion" as human right an also a duty of the multistackeholder groups involved in the Internet Governance and distribution.
  • Have you observed any regional or national specificities regarding connectivity (e.g. Internet industry development)?
    Specifically I have studied the history of the Internet development here in Brazil.
  • Do you know of existing policy measures, and private sector or civil society initiatives addressing connectivity? If yes, was the policy a government policy, industry policy (either collective best practice or corporate policy), technical policy, or did i
    Here in Brazil it was a initiative of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Communications.
  • In your opinion, what worked well in the development of the policy, and what impediments were encountered?
    The necessity of improve some manual mechanisms for example, which were automated in 1996 being a milestone in the evolution of connectivity and Internet improvement here in Brazil.
  • What was the experience with implementation?
    By the manual mechanism of registration a .br domain only 851 domains were registred since 1989, and after the automated mechanism by December 1996 there was more than 7500 domains registred.
  • Did you experience any unintended consequences of policy developments/interventions, good and bad?
    By the time not.
  • Can you think of unresolved issues where further multistakeholder cooperation is needed?
    Sure I can, there are a lot of unresolved issues the main are in my opinion accessibility and price mainly here in Brazil. All of these issues might be appointed in multistakeholders interests aiming together improve and solve these issues.
  • Did you gain any insight as a result of the experience?
    Well, I guess I am not a indicated person to answer this question when we talk about the Internet development here in Brazil.
  • List proposed steps for further multistakeholder dialogue/actions.
    1. To map the main issues involving the problems in the development and improvement of the Internet divided by strategic regions;
    2. Make more people know about the needs and make ways to be more transparent about the steps that will be followed;
    3. Work together mainly with the universities and civil society creating ways to monitor the strategies and more, like the inicitives as the Observatório da Internet here in Brazil http://observatoriodainternet.br/