WTDC-14 Highlights, Issue N°2, 30 March 2014 : Opening Ceremony

WTDC-14 Opens with Call for Universal Broadband Connectivity

Record participation in Dubai to chart the way forward

More than 1,600 government policy-makers and industry leaders from 145 countries have gathered in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to chart the future development of Telecommunications and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as a catalyst for sustainable, socio-economic development powered by universal broadband connectivity.

Speaking at the opening session of ITU’s sixth quadrennial World Telecommunications Development Conference, the theme of which is ‘Broadband for Sustainable Development,’ ITU Secretary-General, Dr Hamadoun I. Touré called on participants to work together with ITU to ensure universal broadband connectivity, stressing the importance of public-private partnerships towards achieving this goal.

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