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Just two weeks until ITU Telecom World 2019 gets underway – your opportunity to join global ICT leaders, experts and innovators in Forum debates, the Exhibition of tech innovation, the Awards programme and a host of networking events. You can find more details on all the topics in our exhibitor and speaker guest blogsSo why not join us?

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Partner sessions

Gain insights from OECD, Uganda, GTI, China Mobile, TDIA, Huawei, Digital Future Foundation, GSMA and WEF in areas such as policy for digital transformation, MSMEs in Uganda, spectrum pricing, sustainable next generation networks and 5G planning, strategy and cooperation. Speakers include:

Zhaoxiong Chen,
Vice Minister, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), China

Yuhong Huang,
Secretary-General, GTI & Deputy General Manager, China Mobile Research Institute

Brett Tarnutzer,
Head of Spectrum, GSMA

Isabelle Mauro,
Director, Head Digital Communications Industry, WEF

Molly Lesher, 
Senior Digital Economy Policy Analyst, OECD

Marc Vancoppenolle,
Global Head of Nokia Government Relations, Nokia


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Bridging digital divides through an integrated approach

Digital technologies and data are transformational - but can also reinforce existing divides. Join OECD to find out how their Integrated Policy Framework helps countries and governments address these key concerns.

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MSMEs in the Digital Agenda – the case of Uganda

MSMEs are a key engine for economic growth and development in Uganda, contributing 20% of GDP. Join experts from Uganda to explore policy and regulatory interventions designed to leverage digitalisation and improve MSME performance. 

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9th ITU Telecom World Spectrum and Technology Workshop

ITU, GTI, China Mobile and TDIA jointly host the 9th annual workshop exploring 5G spectrum planning, strategy and cooperation on the theme of  “Building a 5G Global Community: Innovation, Openness and Cooperation.”

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5g+Gigabit: connecting an intelligent future

The future of the digital economy will be powered by 5G and gigabit networks. But what policy or regulatory approaches can encourage network development, and how will potential partnerships and cooperation shape the gigabit society of the future? Find out more with Huawei and a panel of industry experts.

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Fixed wireless technology for affordable broadband development

Join experts from ITU, UN Broadband Commission, Huawei and more to explore 4G/5G Fixed Wireless Access as a technical solution to extending broadband connectivity – and the inclusion of wireless broadband technologies in digital policy, for the benefit of all.

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Our place in Europe: expanding the Digital Agenda in the West Balkans

The EU’s digital agenda has brought positive results across the continent over the past decade. Find out more on ongoing 5G deployment and the integration of the Digital Agenda into the West Balkan countries - before they become full EU Members - in this panel session with the Digital Future Foundation.

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The ripple effect of spectrum pricing on economies

Spectrum pricing can negatively impact investment and consumer prices in mobile markets. Join GSMA and an expert panel to explore the findings of the recent GSMA Intelligence study showing that more expensive spectrum can - and indeed has - harmed consumers in both developed and developing countries.

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5G and Future Networks: creating an enabling regulatory environment through public-private collaboration

Governments, operators and non-traditional players from vertical sectors are adopting different approaches to 5G deployment across the globe. Join the World Economic Forum 5G-Next Generation Networks Programme and its expert panel to discuss collaborative platforms and opportunities for sustainable, inclusive deployment of next generation networks.

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Networking at ITU Telecom World 2019

Connect with the global community in networking events, lunches, coffee breaks or happy hours - or register for our professional business matchmaking service, open to all registered delegates. Download the event app to network with other participants and access the full event calendar or browse the session, speaker and exhibitor listings. It’s the best way to make the most of your event experience - but you do need to opt in to the app when registering. If you change your mind, just contact us at

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Watch key sessions, remotely

ITU has teamed up with IBM Watson Media to offer video streaming of some of our key event highlights. If you can’t join our event in person, you’ll be able to watch activities such as our vibrant opening ceremony, or action-packed Awards ceremony live via our homepage. Get a taster of how it feels at the opening of an ITU Telecom World event, find out who has won our ITU Telecom World Awards or join the Farewell Reception on the last day of the event!

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