New ITU-D Study Group Case Study Library

Image We are pleased to announce the creation of a new ITU-D Study Group Case Study Library that will allow  members to submit, store and consult case studies on topics under study by the Questions in the ITU-D Study Groups.  Sharing and learning from each other’s experiences is at the core of the mandate of the   ITU-D Study Groups, and through this new tool the remarkable wealth of information comprised in the case studies will be available to all members. Improved features to search and filter have been put in place to make them more easily accessible (TIES access required to submit and view a case study).

The format for case studies approved at the September 2012 meeting of Study Group 2 has been used to set up the library.

Case studies from our previous library will be added over time in order not to lose this valuable information submitted by our members.  Furthermore, the Case Study Library can be adapted to whatever new study Questions are decided by the World Telecommunication Development Conference to be held in March 2014.

If you have any questions you can contact ITU-D Study Group Secretariat 
 (by e-mail: or tel.: +41 22 730 5999)


New Deputy to the Director and Chief of Administration & Operations Coordination Department of the BDT.

ImageWe are delighted to inform you that Mr Philippe Metzger has recently been appointed as Deputy to the Director and Chief of Administration & Operations Coordination Department of the BDT.

Mr Metzger brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the ICT field as well as in international relations, from both the private and public sectors, having worked as Senior Legal Officer, Senior Corporate Counsel, Director of Trade Relations, Director Telecom and most recently as the Deputy Director General of the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) which is in charge of electronic communications policy and regulation within the Swiss Administration.

The BDT Director’s official mission to Guatemala.

guatemala_smallMr Brahima Sanou, Director, BDT meets Juan Carlos Paiz,  Presidential Commissioner for Competitiveness and Investment and Eddy Padilla Superintendent of Telecommunications during an official mission to Guatemala. The meeting touched upon Guatemala’s priorities and their coincidence with ITU-D priorities, namely developing a National Broadband Plan and a National Emergency Telecommunication Plan, and agreed on a way forward to accomplishing them.

New premises for ITU Regional Office for Asia and Pacific

DSC00021We are delighted to announce that our Regional Office for Asia and Pacific has moved to new premises. The new office held an opening event with some 100 guests from the Ministries of ICT and Foreign Affairs from Thailand, NBTC, leading industries, UN agencies, regional organizations including APT, IMPACT (the venue of ITU TELECOM World)/PICO, academia and former officials as well as our IT colleagues from ITU Head Quarters and all staff of the Asia Pacific Regional Office.