2019

Digital World

ITU Telecom World 2019 headed back to Budapest once again, showcasing innovations from 5G, satellite, e-waste management, robotics and blockchain to AI, smart cities, smart agriculture, smart homes, climate change mitigation, fintech and more. Forum debates tackled broad questions; how to make connectivity meaningful or key concerns- in terms of trust, privacy and cybersecurity- of our digital transformation plus major …

2018

Digital World

ITU Telecom World 2018, in Durban, focussed on the technologies, innovations, ideas, policies and regulations to bridge the digital divide and achieve the SDGs. This included showcases of smart digital solutions, SMEs and innovative technologies in fields such as intelligent agriculture, health screening, IoT, VR/AT, smart learning, smart cities, Internet of Vehicles and more. Forum debates covered development and impacts …

2017

Digital World

Major corporates and cutting edge SMEs showcased a raft of innovations in Busan at ITU Telecom World 2017, including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), e-Health, e-Finance, Internet of Things (IoT), radio frequency spectrum solutions, spectrum management, smart city technologies, and self-driving vehicles. Forum discussions explored topics crucial to smart digital transformation, including new approaches to connectivity, AI, IoT, …

2016

Digital World

Collaboration to grow the digital economy was the focus of ITU Telecom World 2016 in Bangkok, which included big names, countries and SMEs from around the world. Showfloor innovations included 5G, cloud computing, smart devices or smart city solutions, plus investment and partnership opportunities from around the world. New vertical sectors also joined the event, reflecting the growing importance of ICTs …

2015

Digital World

ITU Telecom World 2015, in Budapest, was the first Telecom event to specifically reach out to SMEs from across the globe. They joined alongside major corporates and national pavilions, also taking part in the first edition of the ITU Telecom World Awards. Global innovation was the focus of the event, with showcases exploring 5G to e-governance, satellite and more. Forum …

2014

Digital World

The radical transformation of the ICT industry was high on the agenda at ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha. Hot topics included different uses for Big Data, mobile networks in the cloud, the softwarization of network elements or broadband in emerging markets. Innovations on display included a demonstration of 4.1 Gbps over TDD -FDD LTE, Smart Africa, Tanzania’s National ICT …

2013

Digital World

ITU Telecom World 2013 headed to Bangkok to explore the seismic change taking place in the ICT industry and its far-reaching impact. It featured pavilions from across the globe including the then worlds youngest country, South Sudan. Showcases explored new opportunities in voice and messaging, IPv6, TD-LTE, to name just some, and Forum discussions tackled areas from IoT, the future …

2012

Digital World

ITU Telecom World 2012 in Dubai looked at the impact of new market players and business models emerging across the ecosystem. Debates centred on the roll out of broadband connectivity, the challenges of cyberthreats plus the opportunities offered by smart applications in verticals such as health, education and government services. On show were talent and investment opportunities from across the …

2011

Digital World

By ITU Telecom World 2011, which took place in Geneva, the focus had moved towards debates and forums, with a Forum programme featuring new streams such as the Digital Cities programme and an in-depth Technical Symposium for CTOs and Engineers. The show floor highlighted opportunities in emerging markets across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

2009

Digital World

Forging top-level strategies aimed at harnessing the power of technology to enhance our global wellbeing were the focus of ITU Telecom World 2009 in Geneva. Key topics explored on the Show Floor and at the forum included mobile broadband growth, m-payments, cybersecurity, extending access to ICTs and the challenges of regulation in a fast-changing environment.