ITU Digital World 2021
Wednesday, 01 September 2021See the full programme
More and more people are connecting to the internet every day, looking increasingly for high quality services, rich content, speed, and reliability. Many organizations and most countries are working on connecting everyone by 2030, further pushing the demand for fast and dependable networks. How will network operators cope with this demand? How are they enabling new technologies to function and improve user experience online? Is network deployment still viable? How should network operators balance falling consumer prices against the need to invest heavily in upgrading networks? What sort of wired connectivity or backhaul will future wireless networks require – and could this be key to universal access? How can network operators apply automation and machine learning to improve network functionality, cost efficiency and security? Wired, wireless, fronthaul, backhaul, 5G, HetNet: what will the next generation of networks look like?
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International Telecommunication Union
Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)
Global Head, Technology, Media and Telecommunications
Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Orange Middle East and Africa
Global Head of AI and Autonomous Networks
Rakuten Mobile, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT)
EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA/GSC)