Tag Archives: ITU World Telecom

Can collaboration keep pace with ICT change?

A call to action from BDT Director, Brahima Sanou The world’s most pressing information and communication technology (ICT) issues are being discussed and debated by a wide variety of key stakeholders at this week’s ITU Telecom World 2015 event in Budapest, Hungary. During the first day of the event, Brahima Sanou, Director of the International […]

Fostering the future: why SMEs matter so much

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union. The oldest agency of the United Nations, it has grown steadily from its origins in the days of the telegraph through radio, television, satellite, mobile and Internet to today’s emerging technologies, encompassing a membership of 193 Member States and over 700 private sector entities, civil society and academic institutions. It has […]

Young Innovators Competition launches Challenge 3 on Smart Cities and Climate Change

The third challenge of the ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition has just been launched in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO). It seeks innovative ideas on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help smart cities to slow down or mitigate the effects of climate change for the benefit of global health. […]

Mobile broadband: The single greatest opportunity

Asked at ITU Telecom World 2013 what one single technology or development will bring the greatest change, ministers, regulators and industry leaders answered almost with one voice: mobile. “It’s got to be the smartphone,” said Omobola Johnson, Nigeria’s minister for information and communication technology. “That’s because as the price gets cheaper and cheaper, more people […]

A taste of tomorrow: embracing change in The Lab at ITU Telecom World 2013

Innovation in technology, new products, services and applications have been on the agenda at ITU Telecom World since the very first event, over forty years ago. In an industry that changes as fast as this one, there’s always plenty to see, learn about and explore each year. But ITU Telecom World 2013 promises a particularly […]

ITU Telecom World: the future of communications is our future

Communication, you could argue, is what makes us human. It’s an essential part of our lives, families, societies and civilisation. We have gestured, talked and written to each other over thousands of years, first locally, then more widely, and now increasingly globally. Telecommunications, communicating at and over a distance, enabled this enormous increase in the […]

Launching “Open Talks” with ITU Secretary-General

I am proud of ITU’s substantial and diverse membership – 193 Member States and around 700 Sector Members, including members of the Internet community, industry, civil society and academia. ITU members from different regions and different perspectives continue to work together for the common good and in the public interest to resolve complex and challenging […]