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ITU Telecom World 2017


Less than one month to go until ITU Telecom World 2017! Take centre stage with global ICT leaders in Forum debates on topics spanning the role of data in our smart digital transformation, 5G, achieving meaningful digital inclusion and more. Explore smart innovation in the Exhibition. Discover the organizations using ICTs most innovatively for social good and network with global leaders and digital experts. Only at ITU Telecom World 2017, 25-28 September in Busan, Republic of Korea. Register today to join!

Partner sessions

Gain insights from KT, TDIA, Nigeria, Singapore’s IMDA, Japan’s MIAC or Rep. of Korea’s MICT on areas including AIs in smart cities, intelligent networks, TDD spectrum and 5G and the 4th industrial revolution in our partner sessions. Speakers include:


Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu,
Minister of Communications, Federal Ministry of Communications, Nigeria



Winne Tang,
Founder & Chairman of the Steering Committee, SCC Smart City Consortium


Yaacob Ibrahim,
Minister for Communications and Information & Minister-in-charge of Cyber Security, Singapore


Hua Yang,
Secretary General, Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance


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AI, telcos and intelligent networks

How can AI enable the telco network to become an intelligent network, where operators can take advantage of a faster, smarter and more scalable infrastructure to maximize business potential? Join KT to explore how AI can be incorporated into an intelligent network, and explore KT’s latest achievements in the field of AI applications on network operation and management.

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TDD Spectrum and 5G Technology Workshop

Join ITU, GTI, China Mobile and TDIA along with delegates from governments, regulators, organizations, operators and across the industry for this 7th in a successful series of TDD spectrum workshops. This workshop explores perspectives on global unified planning of TDD spectrum, also examining the tremendous potential of 5G to change how we live and its status, strategies, policies and regulations.

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Partnerships for promoting connectivity

Join a top-level line up of panelists from across Nigeria’s government, including Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications plus regulators, investors and key industry players, to explore the tremendous ICT investment opportunities Nigeria offers. Learn more on progress meeting the goals of the national broadband plan, strategies to boost connectivity and flagship programmes driving ICT development.

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AI in smart cities, power, potential, ethics and education

Join an impressive lineup of speakers including Ibrahim Yaacob, Singapore’s Minister of Communications and Information to explore how advances in IoT and AI can help enable new urban living applications and scale up public services. Key questions to be explored include what will be the regulatory and security implications of this greater AI presence? What is the future of human-machine interaction and collaboration, and how can we educate and prepare the next generation for the changes to come? This session forms a part of ITU-T’s Smart ABC programme.

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The 4th Industrial revolution

As manufacturing becomes ever closely integrated with cutting edge ICTs, join the Republic of Korea’s MICT for a dynamic series of sessions. Discussions launch with a look at the 4th industrial revolution and global trends – exploring how its opportunities will impact on national policies and the global economy and how they can best be harnessed by international, inter-organizational and intersectoral cooperation. The 4th industrial revolution: Innovative technologies and business response looks at the technological developments and trends at the forefront of the revolution and ICT policy options for 4th industrial revolution looks at the optimal policies to support job creation and economic growth.

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Get connected to the world through ICT

Join Japan’s MIAC for this dynamic session, introducing some of Japan's unique cutting-edge ICT technologies, which help us get connected to neighbours, community, society, and the world.

MIAC looks forward to sharing insights, thoughts and tips for connection through ICT with as many participants as possible at ITU Telecom World 2017.

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