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Join debates at ITU Telecom World 2012 live from anywhere in the world!

Shape discussions in Dubai, ask questions in real-time via interactive webcasts and Twitter feeds


Dubai, UAE, 12 October 2012 – Wherever you are in the world, you can take part in critical debates at ITU Telecom World 2012 in real time via live webcasts of key events, from the Opening Ceremony on Sunday, 14 October, 10:00–11:00 AST (06:00–07:00 GMT) to the Forum Closing Conversation on Thursday, 18 October, 15:45–17:00 AST (11:45–13:00 GMT).

As the leading platform for the global ICT community, ITU Telecom World 2012 is accessible even if you are not able to attend in person in Dubai through a portal of key panel sessions streamed live in real time. Dedicated hash tags for many of the panel discussions will feed relevant tweets into the live Twitter stream, actively contributing to and shaping the debate.

Eighteen panel sessions will be webcast live at the event. The ITU Telecom World 2012 webcast portal can be accessed directly from the event homepage at http://world2012.itu.int and features a full schedule of streamed sessions, including:

The Battle of the Ecosystems: Monday, 15 October, 10:30–12:00 AST (06:30–08:00 GMT) Session hash tag  #PSA2

Conventional telco business models are being challenged from all directions as new players with new cultures, business models and revenue streams emerge. End users are becoming sources of data in themselves, and the ICT agenda is increasingly being driven by consumers rather than business. This session asks what the future of communications will look like.

Ensuring National Cybersecurity: Tuesday 16 October, 10:30–12:00 AST (06:30–08:00 GMT) Session hash tag #PSD2

Exploring the current major threat of cybercriminality to critical national infrastructures, this session looks at what primary objects are in danger, what can be done to mitigate cyberattack – and what should be done following an incidence of cyberwarfare.

From Smart Services to Smart Societies: Wednesday 17 October, 14:00–15:15 AST (10:00–11:15 GMT) Session hash tag #PSH2

Smart cities and smart grids require collaboration between ICT players and a host of other enablers, from energy companies and urban planners to transport authorities, and are driven by public and private stakeholders. This session debates the need to understand the perspective and expectations of the citizens of future smart cities in developed and emerging markets alike.

Networks with a Human Face: Thursday 18 October, 10:30–12:00 AST (06:30–08:00 GMT) Session hash tag #PSJ1

This session debates the need for future networks which have the capacity to meet ever-growing demand and interconnect billions of smart objects – but also have the resilience to recover quickly if damaged, and the social element that will make network design human-centric rather than technology-centric.

The ITU Press Conference: Monday 15 October, 10:30–11:30 AST (06:30–07:30 GMT) will also be streamed live.

Follow ITU Telecom World 2012 event activities on Facebook at www.itu.int/facebook and through the @ITU twitter account #ITUworld12.

Media Information:

ITU Telecom World 2012 is open to media. Accreditation is compulsory.

For accreditation and procedures, please see: http://world2012.itu.int/media-accreditation

For more information, see http://world2012.itu.int/ or contact:

Sanjay Acharya

Chief, Media Relations and Public Information, ITU

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Sally Moore


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Media Accreditation enquiries:

Soraya Abino Quintana


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