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International Telecommunication Union

UN control of internet rejected by Western nations

Mohamed Nasser Al-Ghanim (left), Hamadoun Toure and Sarah Parkes attend a press conference before the closing session of World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai. Photo: EPA

In a moment of high drama at the end of nearly two weeks of talks on an international telecommunications treaty, Western nations led by the US rejected a proposal negotiated by more than 190 countries after delegates were unable to resolve an impasse over the internet.

Saturday, 15 December, 2012, 4:44am 1 comment

China expected to take on Internet freedom at UN conference

The United Nations' ITU, formed in 1865 to regulate the world's telegraph network, is seen by many as unfit to regulate the Internet.

4 Dec 2012 - 8:00am 1 comment

Telecom World organisers place call for sponsors

Backed by mainland authorities, Hong Kong will move to secure financial commitments from corporate sponsors within six months as the city steps up preparations to host next year's ITU Telecom World - the most prestigious show on the industry's international calendar.

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Sales pitch stepped up for industry trade fair

Facing stiff competition to secure sponsors for next year's ITU Telecom World show in Hong Kong, the government will open the event to a wider range of industries and smaller companies.

2 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Tsang extols benefits of ITU Telecom World 2006

Updated at 6.11pm: The ITU Telecom World 2006 offers great opportunities to firms interested in the China telecommunications market, Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology John Tsang Chun-wah said on Wednesday.

8 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

City to host giant telecoms exhibition

Hong Kong has outbid four cities to host the world's biggest telecommunications exhibition.

ITU Telecom World 2006 will be held at the exhibition centre being built at Chek Lap Kok.

Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen said yesterday the expo would bring direct economic benefits of $1.2 billion for an estimated outlay of $100 million.

4 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

HK wins bid to host international telecom expo in 2006

Updated at 5.59pm: Hong Kong has won the bid to host the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) Telecom World expo in 2006 - it is expected to bring in $1.2 billion in revenue, Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen announced on Thursday.

The event - estimated to cost $70 million - will be staged at the AsiaWorld Expo adjacent to Chek Lap Kok airport.

3 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

ITU seeks extra trade show funds

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) wants increased public funding and firm financial commitments from corporate sponsors if Hong Kong is to trump Geneva to host the 2006 Telecom Word trade show - the most prestigious event on the industry's international calendar.

6 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

ITU seeks extra trade show funding

Prestigious telecommunications event could end up costing more than the $70m budgeted by the government

6 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Lai See

splashing out

Hong Kong takes securing big conference shindigs seriously and in the telecoms world, they do not come any bigger than the International Telecommunications Union global bash.

17 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

HK bids for global telecoms conference

Hong Kong plans to bid against five other cities for the chance to hold a prestigious telecommunications forum three years from now in an attempt to raise the city's profile as a regional business and conference centre.

9 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Telecom Asia sets challenge for Busan

Organisers of Telecom Asia plan to boost attendance next year by moving the industry forum to South Korea, after posting a modest turnout in Hong Kong last year.

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) secretary-general Yoshio Utsumi announced on Friday that the southern city of Busan was picked as the new site for Telecom Asia.

15 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Telecom Asia sets challenge for Busan

Organisers of Telecom Asia plan to boost attendance next year by moving the industry forum to South Korea, after posting a modest turnout in Hong Kong last year.

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) secretary-general Yoshio Utsumi announced on Friday that the southern city of Busan was picked as the new site for Telecom Asia.

14 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

SAR LEADS THE WORLD IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MOBILE TELECOMS AND THE INTERNET

An International Telecommunications Union (ITU) survey has ranked Hong Kong as the most advanced market in the world for Internet and mobile telecommunications development.

21 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

HK pair for ITU forum

Alan Chan Kwok-lun from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Vicky Yuen Sze-ling from the University of Hong Kong, will represent the SAR at the first International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Youth Forum for Asia, to be held in Hong Kong in early December.

14 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

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