Action 1 of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce Report commits to holding "an annual forum for all stakeholders to discuss issues impacting on the rollout of telecoms infrastructure". The Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment were jointly tasked with organising the event.
The primary goal of the Forum is to bring together key stakeholders to engage in an open dialogue on issues impacting on the rollout of telecommunications infrastructure. It also affords an opportunity for stakeholders to highlight any barriers being experienced in the implementation of actions identified by the Taskforce, and to suggest new recommendations for the Taskforce Implementation Group to adopt in order to accelerate the provision of improved services to consumers.
There have been 2 National Stakeholder Forums held to date, the first held in October 2017 and the second in October 2018. Details of both events can be viewed at the pages below.