Zimbabwe is hosting the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Conference in Victoria Falls which started on Monday the 4th and runs till the 14th of March.
The ten day conference organised by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) under the auspices of the parent Ministry of Information Communication Technology and Courier Services,will bring together all major stakeholders in the telecoms sector, ITU member states, sector members, associates and the academia.
The conference will benefit the Zimbabwe as the ICT sector will be kept abreast with all technological protocols across the globe, and this will enable the Regulator to continue bridging the digital divide between the connected and unconnected communities.
Dubbed the ITU-T Study Group 13 meeting, the conference will focus on ITU’s standardization work on next-generation networks (NGNs) and now caters for the evolution of NGNs, while focusing on future networks and network aspects of mobile telecommunications.
Founded in 1865 to facilitate international connectivity in communications networks, ITU allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develops technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.
Zimbabwe becomes the second only African country to host it after Uganda in 2012, as the conference is usually held in Geneva, Switzerland.