ITU Chief will Deliver Keynote at CommunicAsia2011



ITU Secretary-General will deliver keynote at CommunicAsia2011. The keynote address by Hamadoun Toure, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), will urge global industry to collaborate to break broadband infrastructure bottlenecks and promote social and economic development.


Toure is the latest high-profile luminary to confirm their attendance at Asia’s flagship information and communication technology (ICT) event – CommunicAsia2011.


Toure will deliver a keynote address on 22 June at the CommunicAsia2011 Summit. In his track titled, Next Generation Broadband Infrastructure, he will urge the industry to harness the unique power of broadband access to the Internet in order to unleash the full potential of individuals and communities everywhere.


He will also articulate ITU’s perspective of how broadband access to the Internet holds the promise of breaking infrastructure bottlenecks globally and short-circuiting the traditional development cycle. Success, however, is dependent on global collaboration in establishing broadband networks, and Toure’s will elaborate on how public and private sector organisations can work together to achieve this goal.


Broadband is the next big challenge,” said Toure. As high-speed networks become the rule in advanced markets, those without broadband will quickly find themselves as marginalised as those who lacked basic phone service 20 years ago. We need to find partnership models that will help us repeat the ‘mobile miracle’ so that access to broadband is simple, equitable, and affordable for all.”


As the leading United Nations agency for ICT issues, ITU is the global focal point for governments and the private sector in developing networks and services.  






Toure’s keynote will come as the countdown to 2015 approaches – a deadline set by world leaders at the United Nations’ Millennium Summit in 2000 for broadband to be one of the critical Millennium Development Goals in ending poverty around the globe.


We are absolutely thrilled to have Dr. Toure with us at the CommunicAsia2011 Summit.  His presence is not only a testament to the continued relevance of our conference to the industry, but also shows support for Asia’s efforts to contribute towards the realisation of the United Nations’ goal,” said Lindy Wee, Director of PR and Conferences from show organiser, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES).






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