Ivanovski at the Broadband Commission meeting in Paris

Paris, 27th February 2015

Minister of Information Society and Administration, Ivo Ivanovski, participated at the 11th meeting of the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development in Paris.

 

The meeting was held in order to define the Programme and Outreach Strategy 2015-16 and set a new global development agenda. Minister Ivanovski met with distinguished representatives from ITU who participated in the Broadband Commission’s meeting, exchanging views and ideas about the current situation in the ICT field.

 

According to the ITU statistics, mobile broadband is the fastest growing technology in today’s world. The number of mobile phone subscriptions now exceeds the world’s total population of around seven billion, and active mobile broadband subscriptions exceed 2.1 billion. Most of this progress has taken place in the developing world, which has accounted for 90% of global net additions for mobile cellular and 82% of global net additions of new Internet users since 2010.

 

The meeting was opened by the chairman of the Commission, Carlos Slim Helú, and the President of Rwanda Paul Kagame. Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, and Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General of ITU, were among senior participants who also addressed the meeting.

 

 

Ministry of Information Society and Administration