ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication
technologies, driving innovation in ICTs together with 193 Member States and a
membership of over 700 private sector entities and academic institutions.
Established in 1865, ITU celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2015 as the
intergovernmental body responsible for coordinating the shared global use of the
radio spectrum, promoting international cooperation in assigning satellite
orbits, improving communication infrastructure in the developing world, and
establishing the worldwide standards that foster seamless interconnection of a
vast range of communications systems. From broadband networks to cutting-edge
wireless technologies, aeronautical and maritime navigation, radio astronomy,
oceanographic and satellite-based earth monitoring as well as converging
fixed-mobile phone, Internet and broadcasting technologies, ITU is committed to
connecting the world.