ITU Telecom World 2011 to focus on broadband, spectrum, cloud, social networks will


ITU Telecom World 2011 unveiled the agenda that will be
debated by industry CEOs and world leaders, government ministers, digital
experts, technology gurus and grassroots technology pioneers, when they
assemble in Geneva on 24-27 October, 2011.

High level debates at the event will tackle the core
issues that are shaping the global ICT landscape in the age of broadband
technology, including the pathway to a connected world; future internet; the
spectrum edge; smarter lives; frameworks for innovation; heads in the cloud;
social networks and privacy; the Internet of Things
and more.

Among the top-level speakers invited to participate in
forum discussions are industry and government leaders including Randall L.
Stephenson (chairman and CEO, AT&T), Ben Verwaayen (CEO, Alcatel-Lucent)
and Sunil Bharti Mittal (founder, chairman and Group CEO of Bharti
Enterprises), Jianzhou Wang (chairman, China Mobile), Denis O’Brien (chairman,
Digicel Group), Neelie Kroes (European Commissioner for Digital Agenda and
European Commission vice president), Masami Yamamoto (president, Fujitsu),
Yafang Sun (chairperson, Huawei), Paul S. Otellini (CEO, Intel), Sheikh
Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, (chairman, Qtel) and Lirong Shi
(president, ZTE).

ITU Telecom is unique in that we alone can leverage
forty years’ experience of facilitating industry debate across public and
private sectors into a platform for real global change, shaping our collective,
networked future,” said Hamadoun Toure, secretary-general, ITU.

I am excited to be welcoming leading stakeholders from
governments, industry and research worldwide to address together the key issues
of connectivity – and drive the implementation of broadband as a vital enabler
of social and economic development globally,” Toure added/

Highlights of ITU Telecom World 2011 will also include:

–       Invitation-only
Broadband Leadership Summit for Heads of State and Governments, members of the
ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Digital Development and other key players

–       Digital Cities
Conference debating how the wider industry can apply connected technology
solutions to the key challenges of urbanization

–       National and
Thematic Pavilions showcasing advancements in connected technologies and how
these innovations are improving quality of life in areas such as healthcare,
education, finance and entertainment

–       Interactive
workshops, debates and showcases for projects presented by young and digital

The event will welcome major players such as
Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, China Mobile, Cisco, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei,
Intel, NTT Group, Research in Motion, Samsung, Telkom SA, Turk Telecom, ZTE and
more. National Pavilions from countries representing nearly half a billion
people from across Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe will showcase the very
best in innovation and investment opportunities in those markets.

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