Message of Mr Brahima Sanou
Global Symposium of
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2-4
The development of broadband and the increasing convergence
of services, networks and devices are opening up new perspectives and
opportunities for the ICT sector.
They also raise
challenges for policy makers and regulators that call for close liaison with
industry in order to get the fullest understanding of the changes that are
taking place in the market, and to adopt the appropriate regulatory measures and
I am very proud that ITU can offer a
platform for our members to share their views on major issues facing the ICT
sector for further sustainable development of this sector and, not least, to
meet the MDG targets.
The GSR is designed to
facilitate precisely this process. It is a unique event that brings together
regulators, policy makers, industry leaders and other key ICT stakeholders from
around the world. This annual get together has earned a reputation as the
global annual venue for regulators and ITU sector members to share their views
and experiences in a dynamic global dialogue.
The first two days of GSR, the Global
Dialogue (2-3 October 2012) will be open to regulators, policy makers,
and ITU–D Sector
discussions will be on ‘Why regulate in a global networked
Creating an enabling
environment for ICT development is one of ITU’s main priorities. It is for this
reason that ITU works closely with regulators, policy makers and industry to
develop and share guidelines and best practices, and the GSR is the single most
important mechanism we have of accomplishing this work.
I look forward to joining you in Colombo on
2 – 4 October 2012.