Press release: Indicators’ symposium recognizes progress made by countries in ICT development

Focus on big data, future of ICT measurement, post-2015 development agenda and quality assurance

Government officials and ICT experts recognized the progress made by countries in ICT development and discussed the future of ICT measurement at the ITU indicators symposium (WTIS), held in Tbilisi, Georgia, 24 – 26 November 2014.

The symposium was opened by Prime Minister of Georgia Mr Irakli Garibashvili in the presence of the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development and Vice-Prime Minister of Georgia Mr George Kvirikashvili, Chairman of the Georgian National Communication Commission Mr Vakhtang Abashidze, ITU Deputy Secretary-General Mr Houlin Zhao, and Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau Mr Brahima Sanou.

“ITU is committed to accompanying countries on their journey to universal access,” said ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré. “ICT statistics provide clear indicators on progress in the sector and the Broadband Commission for Digital Development has helped countries set specific targets to establish a truly global information society.”

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