World Telecommunication Day 2000
year’s World Telecommunication Day will be held on 17 May under
the theme Mobile Communications.
Resolution 68 of the Minneapolis
Plenipotentiary Conference invites ITU Member States to
celebrate the Day annually by organizing appropriate national
programmes with a view to:
reflection and exchange of ideas on the theme;
various aspects of the theme with all partners in
report reflecting national discussions on the issues
underlying the theme.
This year’s theme aims to
highlight the challenges and opportunities of mobile communications,
and in particular cellular mobile, in a global information society.
Governments and industry can debate
a host of policy and regulatory issues.
- How can wireless communications improve
access in rural and underserved areas in light of the ease
at which wireless networks can be deployed?
- How can wireless networks be deployed
without affecting the long-term expansion of the fixed
networks when the subscriber base is small?
- How can the profitability of mobile
cellular services be used to improve wireline development
- What tariffs are best to ensure the
viability of the operator while reaching the average citizen
in most developing countries?
- In densely populated areas, how can
spectrum management issues be faced as a result of their
- Will the upcoming availability of third
generation mobile systems that will provide broadband
services including e-commerce, create better opportunities
for developing countries to join the digital economy?
- What strategies will be best to take
advantage of the third generation of mobile systems when
second generation networks have barely been deployed? What
about the possible health hazards of mobile phone handsets,
the environmental nuisance of antennas or the use and misuse
of mobile phones?
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