Mexico will host a preparatory meeting to Connect Americas on 20th April, at the Hotel Intercontinental President, Mexico City. This event will give the opportunity to all stakeholders to discuss and agree upon the Summit main themes and priorities. Read more…
ITU-EC Project – Harmonized ICT Policies in the ACP countries
Yaoundé, 6 December 2011
About a hundred telecommunications experts, legal specialists, parliamentarians, members of security forces and other stakeholders in the cyber-security sector in Central Africa have recommended that member states of ECCAS and CEMAC continue to formulate and implement national policies and strategies for a transition to a sustainable and inclusive knowledge society by creating safe and trustworthy environment for the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and to make proposals on the African Union’s draft Convention on the implementation of a legal framework to build confidence in e-transactions on the continent.
Mobile phones subscriptions have outnumbered Internet connections in both developed and developing countries, and mobile cellular is becoming the most rapidly adopted technology in history and the most popular and widespread personal technology in the world. Access to mobile networks is available to 90% of the world population, and to 80 % of the population living in rural areas, according to ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database; and among OECD countries mobile subscriptions grew at a compounded annual growth rate of 10 % over the previous two years according to the OECD Communications Outlook 2009.