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ITU 150

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

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 18 February 2015
ITU’s first IPv6 Test Bed in Africa launched in Côte d’Ivoire
The International Telecommunication Union is partnering with L'Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications de Côte d’Ivoire (ARTCI) for the implementation of an IPv6 test bed.
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 05 February 2015
Jamaica’s efforts to strengthen cybersecurity gains new impetus
ITU and the Government of Jamaica have signed an agreement that will bring new impetus to the National Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), established in 2013. With the new agreement, ITU has committed to providing the CIRT with the necessary software and hardware to support its implementation.
Geneva, Switzerland, 30 January 2015
ITU deploys satellite communication equipment to flood-hit Malawi
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has dispatched emergency telecommunication equipment to Malawi which has been recently affected by severe flooding.
Geneva, Switzerland, 28 January 2015
ITU AND ANATEL: Making an impact in the Brazilian telecommunication market
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Brazilian Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações ANATEL successfully completed a two-year joint project on the pricing of telecommunication services aimed at reducing costs and improving services as a result of the increased competition among operators and service providers.
Geneva, Switzerland, 19 January 2015
BDT Director interviewed on ITU Ebola-Info-Sharing mobile app
​Mr Brahima Sanou, Director of the ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau was interviewed on 13 January, 2015 by United Nations Radio on the recently launched ITU Ebola-Info-Sharing mobile application.