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Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation [REGINTORG] ()
Asociación Iberoamericana de Centros de Investigación y Empresas de Telecomunicaciones
Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) [OTHER ENTITY] (India (Republic of))
DAISY Consortium [REGINTORG] ()
GSM Association
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
International Electrotechnical Commission [REGINTORG] ()
International Telecommunications Satellite Organization [REGINTORG] ()
ITU-APT Foundation of India [REGINTORG] ()
LS telcom AG [SIO] (Germany (Federal Republic of))
Mobily Company [ROA] (Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of))
MTN Syria [ROA] (Syrian Arab Republic)
National Telecommunication Institute (NTI)
OJSC Intellect-Telecom [SIO] (Russian Federation)
Regional African Satellite Communications Organization [SATORG] (Côte d
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority [ROA] (Lebanon)
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) [OTHER ENTITY] (India (Republic of))
Tunisie Télécom
United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy (UKTA) [REGINTORG] ()
UMTS Forum [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
ZTE Corporation [SIO] (China (People
International Telecommunications Users Group [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) [OTHER ENTITY] (Trinidad and Tobago)
Asia-Pacific Telecommunity [REGORG] (International (no specific country))
AfriNIC [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
African Telecommunications Union [REGORG] (International (no specific country))
WebForce International Federation [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
Intervale [OTHER ENTITY] (Russian Federation)
Aggaros S.L. [OTHER ENTITY] (Spain)
Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL) [SIO] (India (Republic of))
BH Telecom [ROA] (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
O2 Czech Republic (Czech Rep.)
THALES Communications [SIO] (France)
Arab Information and Communication Technology Organization (AICTO) [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
Coordination Center for TLD.RU [OTHER ENTITY] (Russian Federation)
SES WORLD SKIES (Netherlands)
Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority
True Corporation Public Company Limited [ROA] (Thailand)
Digital Radio Mondiale [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
Telenor ASA [ROA] (Norway)
Thuraya Telecommunications Company [ROA] (United Arab Emirates)
Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations [REGORG] (International (no specific country))
International Federation for Information Processing [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
SAMENA Telecommunications Council [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
RailTel Corporation of India Ltd. [ROA] (India (Republic of))
Atlantique Télécom Côte d
Organismo Supervisor de Inversión Privada en Telecomunicaciones (OSIPTEL) [OTHER ENTITY] (Peru)
ArmenTel CJSC (Armenia Telephone Company) [ROA] (Armenia (Republic of))
Dominic Foundation [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
MTN Nigeria Communications Limited [ROA] (Nigeria (Federal Republic of))
European Telecommunications Standards Institute [REGORG] (International (no specific country))
Türk Telekom Group (Turkey)
Kyrgyztelecom OJSC [ROA] (Kyrgyz Republic)
ICOSNET SPA [ROA] (Algeria (People
International Amateur Radio Union
Alcatel-Lucent France [SIO] (France)
Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) [ROA] (Costa Rica)
Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. [SIO] (United States of America)
Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group [OTHER ENTITY] (Lebanon)
Teléfonos de México S.A.B. de C.V.
KDDI Corporation [ROA] (Japan)
MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. [ROA] (Malaysia)
Saudi Telecom [ROA] (Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of))
Odessa National Academy of Telecommunications n.a. A.S. Popov
Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications under Kyrgyz (Kyrgyzstan)
Nokia Solutions and Networks Gmbh & Co. KG (Germany)
Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
China Telecommunications Corporation [ROA] (China (People
Orascom Telecom Bangladesh Limited (Banglalink) [ROA] (Bangladesh (People
Grameenphone (GP) Limited [ROA] (Bangladesh (People
Telekom Brunei Berhad (TelBru) [ROA] (Brunei Darussalam)
Robi Axiata Limited (Bangladesh)
Global VSAT Forum [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) [ROA] (India (Republic of))
Arab Private Broadcasting Union [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
Portugal Telecom, SGPS, S.A. [ROA] (Portugal)
International Union of Radio Science [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
JSC Kazakhtelecom [ROA] (Kazakhstan (Republic of))
Symantec Corporation [SIO] (United States of America)
Secretariat of the Pacific Community [REGINTORG] (Fiji (Republic of))
GEW Technologies (Pty) Ltd. (South Africa)
AT&T, Inc. [ROA] (United States of America)
African Ict Consumers Network (AICN)
PMIConseil (France)
Multinet Pakistan (PVT) Limited (Pakistan)
Navajo Nation Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (United States)
BlackBerry Limited (Canada)
General Satellite Corporation (Russian Federation)
Associação de Reguladores de Comunicações e Telecomunicações da Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa (ARCTEL-CPLP)
Telecom Egypt Data S.A.E.  (TE Data)
O3b Networks Limited
Nepal Telecom (Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited)
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Irancell Telecommunication Services Company
World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters
m:tel (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Afghan Wireless Communication Company
Agence Tunisienne d
Cable & Wireless Panamá S.A.
Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco)
Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC
Arab Business Forum for Information and Communication Techno (International)
Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunications (ARPT)
Canar Telecommunications Corporation Limited (Canartel)
Jordan Telecom Group
Wataniya Palestine Mobile Telecommunication Company
Vodafone Egypt Telecommunications S.A.E.
Syriatel Mobile Telecom SA
SabaFon
Public Telecom Corporation (PTC)
Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe
League of Arab States
Mobile Interim Company 2
Maroc Télécom - Itissalat Al-Maghrib (IAM)
Ooredoo (Qatar)
Mtc Atheer Telecom Iraq Limited (Zain)
Etihad Atheeb Telecom (EATC)
Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel)
Palestine Telecommunication Company (Paltel Group)
MTN Sudan
Emirates Telecommunication Corporation - Etisalat
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport
Centre d
Telecom Egypt
Oman Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)
Orascom Telecom Tunisie (Tunisiana)
Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
Algérie Télécom SPA
Arab States Broadcasting Union
Centre d
Arab Regulators Network
Sudanese Mobile Telephone Company, Zain
Zain Bahrain
Zain Saudi Arabia
Association of Andean Community Telecommunications Enterprises
Cámara Nacional de la Industria de Telecomunicaciones por Cable (CANITEC)
Caribbean Broadcasting Union
Compañía Anónima Nacional Teléfonos de Venezuela (CANTV)
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Compañía Dominicana de Teléfonos, C. por A. (CODETEL)
Compañía Paraguaya de Comunicaciones (COPACO S.A.)
Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales  (AR-SAT S.A.)
Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá S.A. ESP
Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba  (ETECSA)
Digicel (Jamaica) Limited
Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Co. Ltd.
Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA)
Telefónica del Perú S.A.A.
Fundação Instituto Nacional de Telecomunicações - FINATEL
Caribbean Telecommunications Union
Corporation for National Research Initiatives
Telefónica de Argentina S.A. (TASA)
Telecomunicaciones de México (TELECOMM)
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Inter-American Telecommunication Commission
Verizon Communication Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Unidad Ejecutora 002 INICTEL - UNI
Intel Corporation
Telecommunications Management Group, Inc.
Intelsat (United States)
Asia Pacific Network Information Centre
Iridium Communications Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC)
Marcatel Com. S.A. de C.V.
Satélites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. (SATMEX)
Telecommunications Regional Technical Commission
Radiográfica Costarricense S.A. (RACSA)
Qualcomm, Inc.
Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited
Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development
Axiata Group Berhad
Bharti Airtel Limited
China Unicom
CHUAN WEI (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.
Communications Regulatory Commission of Mongolia
Fujitsu Limited
Green Packet Berhad
Hitachi, Ltd.
Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI)
KT Corporation
Maxis Mobile Sdn Bhd.
MobiCom Corporation
National Information Society Agency (NIA)
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
NEC Corporation
Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) (Nepal (Republic of))
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (NTT East)
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation (NTT West)
Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited (PMCL)
Total Access Communication PLC
PT. INDOSAT Tbk.
PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (TELKOM)
Viettel Corporation
SK Telecom
Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI)
Tokai University
The ITU Association of Japan
Telekom Malaysia Berhad
Sri Lanka Telecom Ltd.
Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT)
Nomura Research Institute Ltd.
Samsung SDS Co., Ltd.
Smart Communications, Inc.(SCI)
African Civil Society for the Information Society (ACSIS)
African Union
African Union of Broadcasting
Safaricom Limited
Econet Wireless (PVT) Ltd.
Mascom Wireless Botswana (Pty) Ltd.
Mobile Telephone Networks (Pty) Ltd. (MTN)
Sentech Ltd.
Vodacom Tanzania Limited
Société Nationale des Télécommunications du Sénégal (SONATEL)
Vodacom SA (Pty) Limited
Southern African Development Community
Telkom SA Ltd.
Société des Télécommunications du Tchad (SOTEL TCHAD)
Office National des Télécommunications (ONATEL)
TelOne (Pvt) Limited
Eritrea Telecommunication Services Corporation (EriTel)
East African Community
U-COM Burundi
TOGO TELECOM
Airtel (Zambia)
A1 Telekom Austria AG
Boeing UK Ltd.
Emisiona Tehnika i Veze (ETV)
European Broadcasting Union
Asociación de Reguladores Administrador del Foro Latinoamericano de Entes Reguladores de Telecomunicaciones
Associação Empresarial de Comunicações de Portugal
Central Science Research Telecommunication Institute (ZNIIS)
European Communications Office
European Competitive Telecommunications Association
European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations
European Telecommunications Network Operators
European Telecommunications Satellite Organisation
Eutelsat S.A.
Orange (France)
European Union
HT d.o.o. Mostar
Inmarsat Ltd.
Joint Stock Telecommunications Company
Koc.net Telecommunications Services Inc.
LET
Makedonski Telekom AD - Skopje (The Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)
Office des Postes et Télécommunications de Polynésie française (OPT)
R&D Media Sarl
Swisscom SA
Telefónica, S.A.
Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC)
Telecom Italia S.p.A.
Telefon AB - LM Ericsson
WiseKey S.A.
Vodafone Group Services Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Sudan Telecom Company Ltd. (Sudatel) (Sudan)
Moscow Technical University of Communication and Informatics (MTUCI)
Africell Ltd.
Airtel Networks Kenya Ltd. (Kenya)
Mattel (Mauritania)
G3ict - Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies
telecentre.org Foundation
e Worldwide Group
Southern Africa Telecentre Networks
Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications (International)
National Telecommunication Corporation (Pakistan)
JSC
JSC
Internet Society (International)
Internet Systems Consortium (International)
International Organization for Standardization (International)
International Committee of the Red-Cross (International)
International Air Transport Association (International)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (International)
Indigenous Peoples ICT Task Force
Economic Community for West African States (International)
Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST)
Econet Telecom Lesotho (Pty) Ltd (ETL) (Lesotho)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
The Open University of Tanzania
Tashkent University of Information Technologies
Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
International Telecommunication Academy
Instituto Politécnico nacional (IPN) (Mexico)
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)
Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Azerbaijan Technical University
Sintesio Foundation
Integrated Telecom Company
The Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications
Fibre to the Home Council Middle East & North Africa (FTTH MENA)
Continua Health Alliance
Groupe Défis & Stratégies
Digital Opportunity Trust (International)
LINK Centre, University of Witwatersrand
Avanti Communications Group Plc (United Kingdom)
AVEA ILETISIM HIZMETLERI A.S. (Turkey)
Cable Bahamas Limited (Bahamas)
ConceroConnect, L3C (United States)
ABI Research (United States)
Universidad de las Ciencias Informaticas (UCI) (Cuba)
The Cyber Guardian Pty Ltd (Australia)
Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (Malawi)
Office des Postes et Télécommunications de Nouvelle-Calédoni (France)
Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Limited (ATH) (Fiji)
The Egyptian Company for Mobile Services (MOBINIL) (Egypt)
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (United States)
ARM Holdings (United Kingdom)
CJSC Alfa Telecom (Kyrgyzstan)
Consortium d
Gulf Bridge International (Qatar)
NetHope Inc (International)
IJMA3-The Arab ICT Organization (International)
Tata Communications Ltd (India)
Kaspersky Lab UK Limited (United Kingdom)
The People
East African Communications Organization (International)
IMTS (France)
International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (International)
International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (United States)
AKHET Consulting FZ LLE (United Arab Emirates)
Jordan Mobile Telecommunications Services - Zain Jordan (Jordan)
Ncell Pvt. Ltd. (Nepal (Republic of))
Chinguitel SA (Mauritania)
Quantum Group International Inc. (United States)
IRPO ACISO (Russian Federation)
Gorilla Corporation (Kenya)
América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. (Mexico)
Iranian Net Communication & Electronic Services Co. (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
VALSCH Consulting (Côte d
University Utara Malaysia (Malaysia)
Centre for Internet and Society (India)
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan)
Syrian Telecom (ST) (Syrian Arab Republic)
Teralight, FZ LLC (United Arab Emirates)
Consumers International (International)
Child Helpline International (International)
FTTH Council Asia-Pacific (International)
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (Kenya)
Ecole Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications (International)
Commonwealth ITU Group (International)
Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation (International)
Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (International)
TTNET (Turkey)
Guinea Ecuatorial de Telecomunicaciones, Sociedad Anonima (Equatorial Guinea)
Altel Communications Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
Hewlett-Packard International SA (Switzerland)
Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (International)
Ukrainian National Information Systems (Ukraine)
SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA (Switzerland)
Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE) India (India)
Awal Telecommunications Corporation Ltd. (Papua New Guinea)
OGERO (Lebanon)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (United States)
CMPak Limited (Pakistan)
Telenor Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd. (Pakistan)
ADVISIA OC&C Strategy Consultants (Brazil)

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Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

About CTO: With a history dating back to 1901, the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) is an international development partnership between the Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth governments, businesses and civil society organisations. CTO provides the international community with effective means to help bridge the digital divide and achieve social and economic development, by delivering to developing countries unique knowledge-sharing programmes, events and conferences in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

With its headquarters in London and recipient members based in Europe, the Caribbean, Americas, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions, CTO has been at the centre of continuous and extensive international communications development funding, co-operation and assistance programmes. CTO’s mission is to reduce global poverty and its development agenda reflects the development challenge set in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The CTO also provides professional training and capacity building programmes through its Programme for Development and Training (PDT) and iLearn initiatives, and is the trusted partner of policy makers, regulators, donor agencies, operators, technology and equipment manufacturers for their research, advisory and consultancy needs.
For further information please visit www.cto.int


CategoryInternational Organisations
Based inUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
DomainsSatellite ; Broadcast ; Mobile ; Fixed ; Cable ; Telephone ; Broadband
ITU Global DirectoryCommonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
Websitehttp://www.cto.int
Secretary General
Professor Tim Unwin

Professor Tim Unwin is the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO)

Having been Professor of Geography and Head of Department at Royal Holloway, University of London between 1999 and 2001, he was chosen to lead the UK Prime Minister’s Imfundo initiative, based in the Department of International Development, between 2001 and 2004. This initiative was designed to create partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society organisations to implement ICT-based educational initiatives in Africa.

On his return to Royal Holloway in 2004, he created an ICT4D Collective, designed to explore ways through which the highest possible quality of research in the field of ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) could be developed to serve the interests of some of the poorest and most marginalised people and communities. The notion of this group of researchers specifically being a Collective reflected his passionate belief in the collegial nature of universities, and the commitment of academics to work together collaboratively for the common good.

Building on his experiences of crafting multi-stakeholder partnerships, he was then invited in 2007 to work part-time as Programme Director in the World Economic Forum’s Global Education Initiative, leading their Partnerships for Education initiative with UNESCO, and eventually becoming a Senior Advisor to the initiative.

He has served the academic and professional community in a range of roles including as Honorary Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers) (1995-1997), a member of the British Council’s Education and Training Advisory Committee (2002-2006), Chair of the Developing Areas Research Group of the Institute of British Geographers (1990-1993), and undertaking a range of roles for research bodies including the UK’s Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, the National Science Foundation (USA), the Academy of Finland, and the Swiss National Science Foundation.

He is the author of more than 200 papers in international journals and chapters in edited books, and has written or edited 15 books of his own, including “Wine and the Vine” (Routledge, 1991), “The Place of Geography” (Longman, 1992), “Atlas of World Development” (editor, Wiley, 1994) and “A European Geography” (editor, Longman, 1998). His most recent collective publication is the widely praised Information and Communication Technologies for Development (Cambridge University Press, 2009), which included contributions from more than 30 authors, and of which he wrote five main chapters. Reviewers have described this as “as the first book that brings some considerable order and authority to the field. It is thorough, accessible, rich with examples, and deserves to be read by a wide swath of the development community”.

In recent years, his research has focused especially on the uses of ICTs by poor people in Africa and Asia, especially those with disabilities, and young people at risk of living and working on the streets. He is also a respected authority on e-learning, and has been a leader in the field of using ICTs in delivering effective and innovative teaching in universities. His research has taken him to some 25 countries across the world, including Australia, China, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mozambique, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Tanzania, and he has worked on subjects as diverse as the role of banknotes as expressions of national identity, and the historical-geography of viticulture and the wine trade. In 2011, he received a Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK-China Fellowship for Excellence, he is an Honorary Professor at Lanzhou Univerisity, and was also a Visiting Scholar at Peking University. He also served as Academic Advisor and External Examiner for the Institute of Masters of Wine between 2004 and 2011..

Tim Unwin has a strong commitment to the Commonwealth, not only through his research experiences in eight Commonwealth countries, but also through his work for the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK, the Non-Departmental Public Body that provides funding for Commonwealth scholars and fellows to study and undertake research or training in Britain. He was appointed as a Commissioner by the Secretary of State for International Development in 2004, and was then appointed in 2009 as Chair of the Commission.