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Interview: Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General, ITU

In an exclusive Internet Evolution audio interview, the secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) , Dr. Hamadoun Touré, weighs in on a variety of issues including:

  • Is the U.S. putting enough emphasis on broadband networks in its economic recovery plan?
  • What is the ITU doing to help eliminate the digital divide?
  • How does he feel about Internet users losing their anonymity and their privacy? And what can the ITU do about it?
And, of course, he gives a bit more color to his earlier defense of the upcoming Telecom World show in Geneva. (See ITU Chief Defends Telecom World Event.)

Click here to listen to the full audio interview between Light Reading founder Stephen Saunders and ITU Secretary-General Dr. Hamadoun Touré.

— The Staff, Light Reading

Piers 12/5/2012 | 3:55:37 PM
re: Interview: Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General, ITU

Interesting interview. Seems to me that this is the right time to be acting together rather than defending separate camps -- as Dr Touré says, if there are going to be 6.5 billion superpowers, then we can no longer assume that individual nations have the rights to dictate to the whole world. And it's going to be a very interesting place indeed when the English language is no longer the global language of the internet...

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