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Caribbean Telecommunications Union
SAMENA Telecommunications Council [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
Integrated Telecom Company
Mattel (Mauritania)
Telenor Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd. (Pakistan)
HT d.o.o. Mostar
Higher College of Technology (Oman)
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan)
Universidad Tecnologica Nacional (Argentina)
Fundacao CPqD - Centro de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento em Tele (Brazil)
Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería Facultad de Ingeniería El (Peru)
Centro de Investigación Cientifica y de Educación Superior d (Mexico)
Le Consortium du Service Universel (Senegal)
Mobile Interim Company 2
Safaricom Limited
Birkbeck College University of London (United Kingdom)
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)
Indigenous Peoples ICT Task Force
O3b Networks Limited
Arab American University (State of Palestine)
Mascom Wireless Botswana (Pty) Ltd.
Economic Community for West African States (International)
Iran University of Science & Technology (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
African Civil Society for the Information Society (ACSIS)
Nuix Technology UK Limited (United Kingdom)
Société Nationale des Télécommunications du Sénégal (SONATEL)
China Unicom
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Canar Telecommunications Corporation Limited (Canartel)
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia)



Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

About CTO: With a history dating back to 1901, the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) is an international development partnership between the Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth governments, businesses and civil society organisations. CTO provides the international community with effective means to help bridge the digital divide and achieve social and economic development, by delivering to developing countries unique knowledge-sharing programmes, events and conferences in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

With its headquarters in London and recipient members based in Europe, the Caribbean, Americas, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions, CTO has been at the centre of continuous and extensive international communications development funding, co-operation and assistance programmes. CTO’s mission is to reduce global poverty and its development agenda reflects the development challenge set in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The CTO also provides professional training and capacity building programmes through its Programme for Development and Training (PDT) and iLearn initiatives, and is the trusted partner of policy makers, regulators, donor agencies, operators, technology and equipment manufacturers for their research, advisory and consultancy needs.
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CategoryInternational Organisations
Based inUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
DomainsSatellite ; Broadcast ; Mobile ; Fixed ; Cable ; Telephone ; Broadband
ITU Global DirectoryCommonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
Secretary General    
Mr Shola Taylor

Shola Taylor was appointed as Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation in June 2015, taking up duty on 17 September that year. He is a leading international ICT expert with over 35 years of experience in the ICT/Telecommunication sector, many of them in a senior role for governments and the private sector. Some of the roles held by Shola include Project Director ITU Geneva, Regional Director for Africa Inmarsat UK, Commissioner for NEPAD e-Africa Commission, Board Member/ Commissioner, Nigeria Communications Commission and CEO, Kemilinks International.


He was twice elected (4 year term each) at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference as Member of the prestigious ITU Radio Regulations Board and became Board Chairman in 2005. He is a recipient of several awards including the ITU Silver Medal for his outstanding contributions to the telecom/ICT sector.


Shola TAYLOR holds a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of East London (UK, 1979) and an MSc in Telecommunication Systems from the University of Essex (UK, 1981).