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About International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

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ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.

Founded in 1865 to facilitate international connectivity in communications networks, we allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.  Every time you make a phonecall via the mobile, access the Internet or send an email, you are benefitting from the work of ITU. 


ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people – wherever they live and whatever their means. Through our work, we protect and support everyone's right to communicate.​

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Membership: Contact. Commit. Connect. Become a member of ITU


ITU embodies principles of public-private partnership, with its current membership of 193 countries and over 800 private-sector entities and academic institutions. ​

ITU membership represents a cross-section of the global ICT sector, from the world's largest vendors, manufacturers and telecom operators to small, innovative players and SMEs working with new and emerging technologies, along with leading R&D institutions and academia.

Founded on the principle of international cooperation between governments (Member States) and the private sector (Sector Members, Associates and Academia), ITU is the premier global forum through which parties work towards consensus on a wide range of issues affecting the future direction of the ICT industry.
Join​ ITU today, and learn more about hot topics and trends in ICT!​

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