IT invited to join the International Telecommunication Union
by IT on 18-04-2016
On the last 23 of March, IT President Carlos Salema welcomed the visit of the ITU Deputy Secretary-General Malcolm Johnson.
The purpose of this visit was to present the work and mission of the ITU, along with addressing IT the invitation to join this United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.
The International Telecommunication Union mission and commitment is, along with their global membership, to bring the benefits of modern communication technologies to people everywhere, and, through their work, protecting and supporting everyone's fundamental right to communicate. Specifically, the ITU´s work consists in allocating global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, developing the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and striving to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.
Together with 193 Member States, ITU membership includes ICT regulators, several leading academic institutions and about 700 tech companies.
In the photo: The ITU Deputy Secretary-General visited the Antennas and Propagation Lab of IT Lisbon