Virtually every facet of modern life
– in business, culture or entertainment, at work and at home – depends on information and communication technologies
Today, there are billions of mobile phone subscribers, close to five billion people with access to television, and tens of millions of new Internet users every year. Hundreds of millions of people around the world use satellite services – whether getting directions from a satellite navigation system, checking the weather forecast or watching television from isolated areas. Millions more use video compression every day in mobile phones, music players and cameras. ITU is at the very heart of the ICT sector
, brokering agreement on technologies, services, and allocation of global resources like radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbital positions, to create a seamless global communications system
that’s robust, reliable, and constantly evolving.