ITU Telecom World 2013 Forum kicks off Conversations between government, UN agencies and industry

Top players debate sector transformation, broadband revolution and driving connectivity worldwide

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Bangkok, 20 November 2013 – The urgent need for understanding and cooperation between governments and the ICT industry in the form of public private partnerships, renewed regulatory approaches and investment policies was the central message at the Forum Opening Conversation at ITU Telecom World 2013 today.

The debate, which set the scene for four days of discussion, workshops, showfloor activities and networking in Bangkok, touched on many of the key topics of the event: the pace and complexity of change in the ICT sector and in the world, including changing mobile and social technology, end user needs and demands, and operational processes; convergence across vertical sectors; and the position of the end user at the heart of the digital revolution. Underlying all this is the importance of driving broadband deployment – the engine for transformational change for the industry and for people around the world.

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