Friday, July 8, 2011
ICTS for a Better Future in Rural Areas
The ITU film explores how ICTs contribute to a better life as these
evolving technologies power the engines that drive every aspect of
today's world. The film explores the future of the Internet and mobile
technologies and examines how ICTs can empower sustainable development,
meet the global challenges of climate change and strengthen cybersecurity.
ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication
technology (ICTs) issues, and the global focal point for governments and the
private sector in developing networks and services. For 145 years, ITU has
coordinated the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promoted international
cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, worked to improve telecommunication
infrastructure in the developing world, established the worldwide standards
that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communications systems
and addressed the global challenges of our times, such as mitigating climate
change and strengthening cybersecurity.