As part of the WSIS Forum 2017 hosted by the ITU a high-level session on ‘ITU enabling the wireless ecosystem', will be held on 12 June 2017, from 16h30 to 18h15.
The overall WSIS forum theme for this year is Information and Knowledge Societies for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The WSIS Forum is co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD with the involvement of other UN Agencies, including FAO, ILO, ITC, UNDESA, UNHCR, UNODC, UNEP, UPU, WMO, WIPO, WHO, WFP, UN Women and UN Regional Commissions. The WISIS forum is expected to gather 50 Ministers and 30 Heads of regulators.
The programme of the high-level session on ‘ITU enabling the wireless ecosystem’ includes keynote interventions by four players in the regulation and industry of radiocommunications. They will highlight how the wireless eco-system, which has become so important in our societies and contributes to virtually all the Sustainable Development Goals, has emerged and is flourishing thanks to the various activities carried out in the ITU to adopt international regulations and standards that promote efficient use and spectrum harmonization, enabling economies of scale and affordable service throughout the World.
These keynotes speeches will be followed by interventions from Ministers and Heads of Regulatory Authorities, addressing their vision of the ITU contribution to the development of the wireless ecosystem in their respective countries and regions. The session will conclude on a general discussion.
This session is also held in the framework of the celebrations of the 90th Anniversary of the CCIR / ITU Radiocommunication Study Groups (1927-2017). The studies carried out in these Study Groups since 1992 and previously in CCIR (International Radiocommunication Consultative Committee) are conducted by all spectrum stakeholders in the industry, research, academic and governments sectors and ensure that the eco-system evolves by adopting the most advanced, efficient and affordable technologies while protecting the investments made in spectrum all around the world.