ITU held the Connect CIS Summit in Minsk, Belarus, on 26-27 November 2009 to mobilize the human, financial and technical resources required to support a rapid, CIS region-wide transition to digital infrastructure and services, widely recognized as the engine of future employment, economic growth and social and economic development.
The BDT Director focused his remarks at the Summit on the increasingly important role of broadband Internet access for the overall economy. He said, "Broadband is no longer a luxury. It has become the core infrastructure of the modern economy, which is needed to support advanced applications and services for governments, businesses and consumers.
If we take the right steps together now, broadband networks will serve as a platform in the coming years for innovation, growth and development across the CIS region." BDT is now following up with partners to implement projects for the benefit of countries in the CIS region
Minsk, Belarus 26/11/2009 - 27/11/2009