Reg4COVID

Policy and Regulatory experiences and best practices that can improve COVID-19 responses

Share your experiences

This new Global Network Resiliency Platform (#REG4COVID) is a place where regulators, policy makers and other interested stakeholders can share information, view what initiatives and measures have been introduced around the world, and discuss and exchange among peers on experiences, ongoing initiatives, and innovative policy and regulatory measures designed to help ensure communities remain connected, that we support one another, and that we harness the full power and potential of ICTs during this crisis and to prepare for the medium and long-term recovery from COVID19.

REG4COVID Initiatives Around the World

This interactive map allows access to current and reliable country-specific official information on ICT policy and regulatory initiatives submitted directly to ITU by the Policy and Regulatory community.

Latest Submissions

ITU Secretary General Statement

The power of digital technologies has come into sharp focus, as work and schooling progressively move into the home. Around the world, institutions and individuals are urgently seeking digital strategies that can help mitigate the catastrophic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals, communities, institutions, companies and the economy.


In this unprecedented global ​emergency, we're reaching out to encourage you to share information about initiatives that regulators and operators are introducing in areas like:

Useful Resources

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The ITU Guidelines for national emergency telecommunication plans (NETP)​

They are a critical tool to assist policy makers and national regulatory authorities to develop a clear, flexible and user-friendly NETP with a multi-stakeholder approach. The guidelines can also be used for developing tailored contingency plans related to epidemics and pandemics involving all national stakeholders. ​
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The ITU Smart Villages Platform

used now to disseminate voice messages for COVID-19 in Niger. It is already operational and supported by all 4 operators.
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Broadband Commission

-Agenda for Action: For Faster and Better Recovery
-Community responses to COVID-19
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AI for Good Webinar Series Episodes related to the COVID- 19 outbreak

Watch the episodes on COVID-19
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COVID-19 ITU Response

ITU, as the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, strong of its global and diverse membership, has called on​ the ICT community and others to rise to the challenge and show solidarity in the face of the pandemic's threat to humanity.
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Digital Cooperation webinars

Under the theme "Digital Cooperation during COVID-19 and beyond", the ITU webinar series focuses on how to secure safe, stable, affordable and inclusive connectivity in this time of crisis and help identify possible solutions and common approaches and strategies from different nations and stakeholders.
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