ITU convenes unique gathering of tech & development leaders to forge new strategy for global digital connectivity

Leaders, policymakers and statistics experts from industry and government highlight catalytic role of ICTs

Mexico City, 4 December, 2013 – World leaders from government, industry and research institutions gathering this week in Mexico City for ITU’s World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) have sent a strong message calling for the international community to explicitly prioritize information and communication technologies (ICTs) as essential to every nation’s future social development and economic growth.

The three-day symposium, which opened today, represents the world’s most important meeting of ICT data experts from around the world. More than 300 delegates, ranging from government ministers and business leaders to regulators and ICT data analysts, are participating.

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