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High Level Debate No 2

Broadband Applications For Tomorrow

Tuesday 11 May 2010, 09:00-11:00
Room H

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The promise of broadband infrastructure lies not just in rolling out national high-speed networks accessible for all citizens for boosting economic growth, but also in delivering tailored applications fulfilling the targeted needs of specific communities in education, healthcare, government, energy and the environment.

This High-Level Debate considers the enormous potential of broadband ICT networks for delivering real and tangible benefits in people’s everyday lives. High-speed, always-on, real-time communications not only offer efficiency and productivity savings, they also save lives. This High-Level Debate considers how promising new applications have enabled mobile broadband devices to move from being “nice gadgets” into the realm of essential equipment.

Moderator: Dr Reinhard Scholl, Deputy Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Geneva

Opening Remarks: Mr Houlin Zhao, Deputy Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Geneva


  • H.E. Dr Hoda Baraka, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Communications, Egypt

  • Mr Fréderic Hemmer, Head of the Information Technology Department, CERN, Switzerland

  • Mr Pierpaolo Saporito, Presidente, OCCAM, Italy

  • Mr. Gabriel Solomon, Senior Vice President, GSMA

  • Mr Peter H. Hellmonds, Chief of Public & International Affairs, Nokia Siemens Networks

  • Mr John E. Davies, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group, General Manager, Intel World Ahead Program, Intel Corporation

  • Mr Bohyun Seo, Executive Director, Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI), Korea

*English & French interpretation will be made available.

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