International Telecommunication Union (ITU)


Tel: +41 22 730 5111

Fax: +41 22 733 7526

E-mail: itumail [at] itu.int ()

itumail [at] itu.int
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Place des Nations 1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 730 5111
Fax: +41 22 733 7526
E-mail: itumail@itu.int

ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology. For over 145 years, ITU has coordinated the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promoted international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, worked to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and 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. From broadband networks to new-generation wireless technologies, aeronautical and maritime navigation, radio astronomy, satellite-based meteorology and converging fixed-mobile phone, Internet and broadcasting technologies, ITU is committed to connecting the world. See www.itu.int/en/ about/Pages/default.aspx.

ITU also organizes worldwide and regional exhibitions and forums, such as ITU TELECOM WORLD, bringing together the most influential representatives of government and the telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICT) industry to exchange ideas, knowledge and technology for the ben- efit of the global community and, in particular, the developing world.

From broadband Internet to latest-generation wireless technologies, from aeronautical and maritime navigation to radio astronomy and satellite-based meteorology, from convergence in fixed-mobile phone, Internet access, data, voice and TV broadcasting to next-generation networks, ITU is committed to connecting the world.

ITU’s activities are carried out by three sectors: The Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R), the Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) and the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D).

For more information: http://www.itu.int/net/about/index.aspx


ITU is a platform for public/private sector partnership

In today’s fast moving environment, ITU provides governments and private companies with an opportunity to make an important and valuable contribution to the rapidly changing telecommunication and ICT sectors.

ITU is the UN specialized agency within which governments and the private sector work together to coordinate the operation of telecommunication networks and services and advance the development of communication technologies. Today, ITU is composed of 193 Member States and nearly 700 Sector Members and Associates.

ITU’s membership encompasses telecommunication policy-makers, regulators, network operators, equip- ment manufacturers, hardware and software developers, regional standard bodies, telecommunications organizations and financing institutions.