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Session on Broadband Development in Rural Areas

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Time and place: Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 09:30 – 1​2:30 (Room K)

This session on the development of broadband in rural areas will take place at ITU Headquarters (ITU Montbrillant building, Room K) in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday, 25 September 2019, from 09:30 to 12:30 following the ITU-D Study Group 1 Question 5/1 Rapporteur Group meeting dedicated to “​Telecomm​unications/ICT​s for rural and remote areas”. The session contributes to the implementatio​n of the Q​​uestion 5/1 workplan.         ​

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[09:30 - 09:40] Welcome and setting the scene

[09:40 - 10:45] Session 1: Broadband technologies in rural areas and key trends in broadband access technologies

Session 1 presentations and discussion topics will cover the following:​​​
Ms Caecilia Nyamutswa, Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ)(Zimbabwe), Question 5/1 Co-Rapporteur 
Dr. Shiv K Bakhshi, Telefon AB - LM Ericsson (Sweden) 
Mr Ja Heung Koo, KT Corporation (Republic of Korea), Question 5/1 Vice-Rapporteur 
Mr Batsirayi Mukumba, Liquid Telecom (Zimbabwe) 
Ms Laboni Patnaik, Qualcomm, Inc. (United States of America)

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee/tea break

[11:00 - 12:20] Session 2: Effective policies for broadband development in rural areas

Session 2 presentations and discussion topics will cover the following​​:
Mr Babou Sarr, Ministère de l'Economie numérique et des Télécommunications (Senegal), Question 5/1 Vice-Rapporteur 

Mr Mohit Bansal, Ministry of Communications (India) 
Ms Jane Coffin, Internet Society (ISOC)
Mr Turhan Muluk, Intel Corporation (United States of America), Question 5/1 Vice-Rapporteur

[12:20 - 12:30] Wrap-up and closing

Mr Khalil Alsobhi, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)(Saudi Arabia), Question 5/1 Co-Rapporteur

Useful references

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