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 a tradition of consensus building between public and private sectors, tackling a wide range of issues affecting the ICT sector and working to ensure the connectivity to bring the benefits of the information society to all the world’s citizens. It has a powerful and diverse membership with global reach, a proud past – and an ambitious future.