Participants at the just concluded 2013 edition of the
The event entitled: Innovation Through Broadband, offered participants critical updates and insights into infrastructure, security, and application challenges.
Six key topics discussed at the forum were: future networks; internet security and cyber security; social media; data management; broadband as an enabler for women and youth empowerment.
Concerned with the persisting wide gaps in global internet access, particularly broadband access including gender gaps, the forum which was hosted by the
Future networks, infrastructure development and enabling business, Internet Security and Cybersecurity, developing protocol and ensuring resilience, among others were issues discussed at CTO 2013 forum which was hosted by the
Harmonization of national regulatory frameworks
Also concerned with the persisting gaps in global broadband affordability, the forum comprising IT Ministers, senior officials, regulators, universal service fund administrators, operators and vendors resolved to be committed to work with regional and international organizations to ensure continued harmonization of national regulatory frameworks.
Recognizing that universal affordable broadband access will be best achieved through forward looking policies, facilitating regulations and innovative partnerships, the CTO forum agreed to facilitate research for solutions and applications on the adoption and use of the internet to unleash the transformational power of broadband.
Bridge the gender gap
While the Secretary General of CTO Prof.
Meanwhile, the Communications Technology Minister, Mrs.
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