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Interview: Hamadoun Touré of the ITU

08 September 2010

ITU broadband commission to put development strategy to world leaders at UN assembly

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The Broadband Commission for Digital Development, created by ITU secretary general Hamadoun Touré, is able to put forward its ideas to the UN general assembly in New York. The ideas of a group including Ben Verwaayen of Alcatel-Lucent, Carlos Slim, Jeffrey Sachs and Mo Ibrahim will be worth hearing
Hamadoun Touré: We want countries to have the right policies
in place and show the vision. Then investment will come at the
national level 

Hamadoun Touré and a commission formed of 56 industry and political leaders are about to tell the United Nations that it’s a realistic objective to connect everyone in the world to broadband.

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development, whose members include César Alierta, CEO of Telefónica, Cisco’s John Chambers, Sun Yafang, chair of Huawei, and Ericsson boss Hans Vestberg, will be calling for a sustained effort by...