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WTIS 2013

 
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The 11th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) took place in Mexico City, Mexico, from 4 to 6 December 2013. The WTIS, organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU),  was hosted by the Government of Mexico.
 
The WTIS, open to all the membership, is primarily targeted at those responsible for ICT statistics in relevant Ministries, regulatory agencies, telecommunication operating companies and national statistical offices. Experts interested in the subject of information society measurements are also welcome to attend the meeting. The WTIS 2013 featured an international high-level panel debate on the topics of monitoring international development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development goals, as well as national coordination. The other sessions of the WTIS 2013 addressed topics such as data quality assurance, measuring ICT and gender, and digital broadcasting. It also discussed the topic of big data and evolving areas in the mobile sector, such as the measurement of machine-to-machine connections and LTE-advanced services. The results of the work of the Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT Indicators (EGTI) and the Expert Group on Household indicators (EGH) were also presented for adoption by the WTIS.
 
 
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