ITU Home Page International Telecommunication Union Franšais | Espa˝ol 
Print Version 
ITU Home Page
Home : Newsroom : Press Releases
ABOUT ITU

ITU is a world-wide organization which brings governments and industry together to coordinate the establishment and operation of global telecommunication networks and services; it is responsible for standardization, coordination and development of international telecommunications including radiocommunications, as well as the harmonization of national policies.

To fulfil its mission, ITU adopts international regulations and treaties governing all terrestrial and space uses of the frequency spectrum as well as the use of all satellite orbits which serve as a framework for national legislations; it develops standards to foster the interconnection of telecommunication systems on a worldwide scale regardless of the type of technology used; it also fosters the development of telecommunications in developing countries.

The Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) is the development arm of the ITU, the main responsibility of which is to foster telecommunication development in developing countries through policy advice, provision of technical assistance, mobilization of resources and initiatives to extend access and bridge the digital divide.

 

Top - Feedback - Contact Us - Copyright ę ITU 2008 All Rights Reserved
Contact for this page : External Affairs and Corporate Communication Division
Updated : 2004-10-27