Wednesday, July 20, 2011

ITU’s technical symposium explores 12 themes

The Technical Symposium to be hosted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) at its Telecom World 2011 is expected to explore 12 themes in relation to technological advances in the area of communications technologies and enablers.

Additionally, the meeting has been billed to deliver unique insights into future technology trends.

Chief, Media Relations and Public Information, ITU, Ms Sarah Parkes said that from e-health and e-government to sustainable solutions, next-generation wireless standardization and deployment and more, the ITU Telecom World 2011 Technical Symposium, would take an in-depth look at the cutting-edge technological developments which are defining and influencing the future of networks and services.

Organized through a Technical Co-sponsorship with the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), she said, the programme focuses on the hot topics and future trends shaping tomorrow’s information and communication (ICT) industry, featuring unique, fresh insights direct from research and development organizations.

“Designed for engineers and technical specialists, the event prides itself on being free of marketing hype,” she said.

According to her, discussions will focus around 12 themes consisting Security Issues in Future Networks; Green Solutions for Sustainable Growth; Innovations in Broadband; Improving Healthcare through eHealth Services; New Concepts for Future Networks; Efficiency Challenges of eGovernment; LTE Deployment Challenges; Broadband Networks for Rural Service Delivery; Small Cells in Future Wireless Networks; Standardization in Practice; Cognitive Management of Spectrum; and Dependability of Emerging Economies on ICTs.

ITU Secretary-General, Dr Hamadoun Touré said the event was to ensure a high-calibre, wholly original programme, presentations would be selected via peer review by a panel of experts drawn from technical committees and study groups from influential organizations such as IEEE and ITU-T (ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector).

“The Technical Symposium at ITU Telecom World 2011 builds on a long-standing tradition of cutting-edge debate and knowledge sharing,” he said, adding that with the invaluable support of IEEE ComSoc, the Symposium harnesses the shared knowledge of a community of experts, drawn from across the industry.

Remmy Nweke
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