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Geneva: A number of high-quality productions won the prize of the Golden Antenna film festival, the first international film festival on telecommunications
World Telecom 71

The Golden Antenna prize, the first international film festival on telecommunications

Geneva: Mohamed E. Mili, Secretary-General of ITU (left) with Robert Galley, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications of France (right)
World Telecom 71

The enthusiasm at the first Telecom event: the Secretary-General of ITU and the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications of France

Geneva: ITU Deputy Secretary-General and ministers in the main hall of Telecom 71 marked by a spectacular telephone display from the Federal Republic of Germany’s, Deutsche Bundespost.
World Telecom 71

Richard E. Butler, ITU Deputy Secretary-General (centre) taking ministers on a guided tour of the Exhibition

Geneva: A show presented by Jacques Martin, French television host and producer together with Danièle Gilbert, host of Midi Première at Telecom 71
World Telecom 71

A show presented by Jacques Martin and Danièle Gilbert at Telecom 71

Geneva: at the technical symposium of Telecom 75 Leaders in the science and engineering fields of telecommunications had the opportunity to exchange views on the latest trends and technical developments
World Telecom 75

Technical symposium: opportunity to exchange views on the latest trends and technical developments

Geneva: Entrance hall of Telecom 75
World Telecom 75

Telecom 75, with the theme “Telecommunications = PROGRESS”, was a foretaste of the 21st century

Geneva: Giant telephones formed the centrepiece on the stand of the Administration of the Federal Republic of Germany
World Telecom 75

Stand of the Administration of the Federal Republic of Germany at Telecom 75

Geneva: The Franco-German Symphonie satellite programme was activated with the launching of its first satellite into geostationary orbit in 1974
World Telecom 75

The Franco-German Symphonie satellite programme was activated with the launching of its first satellite into geostationary orbit in 1974

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Geneva: Telecom 79 was the most comprehensive and the largest exhibition that had ever been organized in the telecommunication sector up to then
World Telecom 79

Telecom 79 was the most comprehensive and the largest exhibition that had ever been organized in the telecommunication sector up to then

Geneva: Telecom 79 where visitors could find all the modern equipment available on the market
World Telecom 79

The universal telecommunication exhibition where visitors could find all the modern equipment available on the market

Geneva: The organizers of the demonstration aimed to enable visitors to the Exhibition to watch the modern equipment in operation, comprising colour television cameras, wide screens and transmissions by cable, optical fibre, radio relay and satellite
World Telecom 79

The installations provided at Telecom 79 included the most advanced audio-visual techniques available at the time

Geneva: The organizers of the event making sure to provide a good service to participants
World Telecom 79

The organizers of the event making sure to provide a good service to participants

Geneva: For the first time, Palexpo, the new Geneva Exhibition and Convention Centre, was the venue for Telecom
World Telecom 83

For the first time, Palexpo, the new Geneva Exhibition and Convention Centre, was the venue for Telecom

Geneva: A key subject of discussion during the Forum at Telecom 83 was the integrated services digital network (ISDN), at that time under consideration as the worldwide information highway of the future
World Telecom 83

A key subject of discussion during the Forum at Telecom 83 was the integrated services digital network (ISDN), at that time under consideration as the worldwide information highway of the future

Geneva: The Exhibition was an excellent setting for international contacts and business relations.
World Telecom 83

The Exhibition was an excellent setting for international contacts and business relations

Geneva: In response to the 1982 Plenipotentiary Conference decision to intensify ITU’s regional presence and activities, the special plenary session at TELECOM 83 highlighted regional telecommunication network development
World Telecom 83

In response to the 1982 Plenipotentiary Conference decision to intensify ITU’s regional presence and activities, the special plenary session at TELECOM 83 highlighted regional telecommunication network development

Geneva: Vendor companies (Danet, DEC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Nixdorf, Olivetti, Philips, STR, Sydney, Télésystèmes, Telic Alcatel, and Unisys) were connecting to a number of administration domains, demonstrating their ability to market their products in different countries
World Telecom 87

At the Telecom 87 Exhibition, a 21-company joint stand publicized the message that X.400 stood with ISDN and satellite communications as the way of the future

By 1987, the Forum had expanded to five parts: Executive telecommunication policy symposium, Technical symposium, Legal symposium, Symposium on economic and financial issues relating to telecommunications, Symposium on regional network development and cooperation
World Telecom 87

The Forum responded to rapid changes that had taken place over the previous four years in technology, industry, the economy, policy and international regulation

Geneva: The “World of Nations” exhibit at Telecom 91 covered all 164 ITU member countries
World Telecom 91

The “World of Nations” exhibit at Telecom 91 covered all 164 ITU member countries

Geneva: Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa stressed the need to work towards eliminating the divide between information-rich and information-poor countries.
World Telecom 95

Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa stressed the need to work towards eliminating the divide between information-rich and information-poor countries.

Geneva: By 1995, Telecom had become the world’s largest event dedicated to the telecommunications and information technology industries, and its increasing importance was reinforced by the attendance of leaders at the highest level
World Telecom 95

By 1995, Telecom had become the world’s largest event dedicated to the telecommunications and information technology industries, and its increasing importance was reinforced by the attendance of leaders at the highest level

Geneva: Vinton Cerf receiving the ITU silver medal from Dr Pekka Tarjanne for his outstanding contribution to the development of the Global Information Infrastructure, of which the Internet forms an integral part
World Telecom 95

Vinton Cerf receiving the ITU silver medal from Dr Pekka Tarjanne for his outstanding contribution to the development of the Global Information Infrastructure, of which the Internet forms an integral part

Geneva: The biggest change at Telecom 95 was the array of software companies that exhibited for the first time at what had traditionally been a telecommunications industry event
World Telecom 95

The biggest change at Telecom 95 was the array of software companies that exhibited for the first time at what had traditionally been a telecommunications industry event

Geneva: Exhibitors showcased products and services on fixed and wireless broadband (fibre, ADSL, WLAN), next-generation convergence networks, voice over Internet protocol (including voice over ADSL), mobile data solutions, and high-speed 2.5 and 3G wireless systems
ITU Telecom World 2003

Exhibitors used the show as a platform to announce more than 150 new products and contracts

Geneva: One of the innovations of ITU Telecom World 2003 was the introduction of a Youth Forum, with more than 240 young people attending. During their week-long stay, youth fellows visited the Exhibition, met key ICT industry and political leaders and attended keynote presentations featuring ministers and CEOs, as well as young professionals
ITU Telecom World 2003

One of the innovations of ITU Telecom World 2003 was the introduction of a Youth Forum, with more than 240 young people attending

Hong Kong: The Youth Forum closed with the adoption of a Declaration committed to education and ICT: The aim would be to establish ten ICT clubs in universities on all continents by January 2008, to increase awareness of and skills in ICT
ITU Telecom World 2006

The Youth Forum closed with the adoption of a Declaration committed to education and ICT

Hong Kong: (From left to right) Art Reilly of Cisco Systems; Houlin Zhao, ITU Deputy Secretary-General Elect; John Chambers, President and CEO of Cisco Systems; Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, ITU Secretary-General Elect; and Jeff Spagnola of Cisco Systems
ITU Telecom World 2006

From left to right: Art Reilly of Cisco Systems; Houlin Zhao, ITU Deputy Secretary-General Elect; John Chambers, President and CEO of Cisco Systems; Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, ITU Secretary-General Elect; and Jeff Spagnola of Cisco Systems

Hong Kong: Innovation was the buzzword in the Digital Life Theatre, a futuristic presentation venue at ITU Telecom World 2006
ITU Telecom World 2006

Innovation was the buzzword in the Digital Life Theatre, a futuristic presentation venue at ITU Telecom World 2006

Dr Hamadoun Touré, ITU Secretary-General (2007-2014)introducing a video message from H.E. Mr Nelson Mandela, Former President of the Republic of South Africa. In his message, Mr Mandela urged participants to use this week in Geneva to make real progress
ITU Telecom World 2009

Dr Hamadoun Touré, ITU Secretary-General (2007-2014)introducing a video message from H.E. Mr Nelson Mandela, Former President of the Republic of South Africa

Geneva: opening ceremony (left to right): Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications; Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame; United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; and ITU Secretary General Hamadoun I. Touré
ITU Telecom World 2009

Opening ceremony (left to right): Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications; Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame; United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; and ITU Secretary General Hamadoun I. Touré

Geneva: H.E. M.K. Peter Pinda, Prime Minister of Tanzania shares his views at the Heads of State with CEO Roundtable at ITU TELECOM WORLD 2009
ITU Telecom World 2009

H.E. M.K. Peter Pinda, Prime Minister of Tanzania shares his views at the Heads of State with CEO Roundtable at ITU TELECOM WORLD 2009

WSIS Awards: ITU recognized the commitment of WSIS Stakeholders towards strengthening the implementation of activities related to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
ITU Telecom World 2011

WSIS Awards: ITU recognized the commitment of WSIS Stakeholders towards strengthening the implementation of activities related to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

Geneva: The Broadband Commission for Digital Development was co-chaired by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Carlos Slim Helú, Chairman and CEO of Telmex and América Movíl, with as co-Vice Chairs ITU Secretary-General (2007-2014) Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, and UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova
ITU Telecom World 2011

Geneva: The Broadband Commission for Digital Development was co-chaired by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Carlos Slim Helú, Chairman and CEO of Telmex and América Movíl, with as co-Vice Chairs ITU Secretary-General (2007-2014) Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, and UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova

Geneva: Countdown to ITU Telecom World 2011- delegates begin convening prior to the launch of the Event
ITU Telecom World 2011

Countdown to ITU Telecom World 2011- delegates begin convening prior to the launch of the Event

Geneva: Doris Leuthard, Switzerland’s Head of the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, speaks at the opening ceremony
ITU Telecom World 2011

Doris Leuthard, Switzerland’s Head of the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications

MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE 1: The role of digital technologies during and after the COVID 19 pandemic @ ITU Virtual Digital World 2020
ITU Telecom World 2020

MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE 1: The role of digital technologies during and after the COVID 19 pandemic

Dubai: Mr Tariq Al Awadhi, Executive Director, Spectrum International Affairs, United Arab Emirates (left) and Dr Hamadoun Touré, ITU Secretary-General (right)
ITU Telecom World 2012

Mr Tariq Al Awadhi, Executive Director, Spectrum International Affairs, United Arab Emirates, and Dr Hamadoun Touré, ITU Secretary-General

ITU Virtual Digital World 2020: Session banner: Bridging the broadband gap: stimulating public and private sectors to connect the unconnected
ITU Telecom World 2020

Session banner: Bridging the broadband gap: stimulating public and private sectors to connect the unconnected