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BDT Director’s Corner

Mr. Brahima Sanou was elected Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau by the Plenipotentiary Conference in October 2010 in Guadalajara, Mexico and took office on 1 January 2011.
Mr Sanou was elected, on 24 October 2014, to a second four-year term

Recent Activities

Geneva, Switzerland, 21 November 2014
Counterfeit and substandard ICT products discussed at ITU

The International telecommunications Union hosted, on 17 – 18 November 2014, high level talks to address the global challenges posed by counterfeit and substandard ICT products.

Leading experts representing industry, governments, regulatory authorities, international organizations and standard bodies took part in the discussions.

Geneva, Switzerland, 21 November 2014
Georgia hosts World Telecommunication and ICT Indicators Symposium

The 12th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) will take place from 24-26 November 2014, in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The symposium brings together ICT ministers, heads of national telecom/ICT regulatory authorities and national statistical offices, heads of international organizations, chief executive officers of private sector companies, and statistical experts from around the world and serves as the main international forum to discuss international ICT statistics.

Geneva, Switzerland, 05 November 2014
The group on capacity building initiatives meets to validate selection of Centres of Excellence for the period 2015-2018

The Group on Capacity Building Initiatives (GCBI) met in Geneva on the 17th of October 2014 to deliberate on the selection of the new Centres of Excellence (CoEs). The main purpose of the meeting was to validate and endorse the list of recommended CoEs.

Busan, Korea, 05 November 2014
Paving the way to a competitive telecommunication sector in Paraguay: new agreement signed

​The International Telecommunication Union and the National Telecommunications Commission of Paraguay (CONATEL) signed on 28 October 2014 a Framework Cooperation Agreement to implement projects aimed at strengthening key priority areas.

Busan, South Korea, 27 October 2014
ANATEL contributes additional USD 2.6 million to a development project with ITU

​In a ceremony held on 27 October in Busan, South Korea, during the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) and the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency, ANATEL, signed a project agreement to enhance the agency's regulatory capacities and competencies.

ANATEL is to contribute USD 2.6 million for the project.