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Mexico to Host 11th World Telecoms, ICT Indicators Symposium
Source: telecompaper.com
Source Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Focus: E-Education
Country: Mexico
Created: Nov 26, 2013

Mexico will host the 11th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS), local newspaper Informador reports. The event will that will take place between 4 and 6 December this year in Mexico City. The WTIS is organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and hosted by the Government of Mexico. Around 300 experts are expected to attend the event this year.

The WTIS, open to all the membership, is primarily targeted at those responsible for ICT statistics in relevant ministries, regulatory agencies, telecommunication operating companies and national statistical offices. Experts interested in the subject of information society measurements are also welcome to attend the meeting.

The WTIS 2013 will feature an international high-level panel debate on the topics of monitoring international development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development goals, as well as national coordination.

The other sessions of the WTIS 2013 will address topics such as data quality assurance, measuring ICT and gender, and digital broadcasting. It will also discuss the topic of big data and evolving areas in the mobile sector, such the measurement of machine-to-machine connections and LTE-advanced services. Countries are invited to present their data collection and dissemination platforms during the event.

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