Welcome Benin, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Mozambique, Philippines and Sierra Leone to ITU Telecom World 2017! Joining the event for governments, corporates and SMEs for the first time, these countries shared their leading telcos, SME innovations, strategies, policies and opportunities on the showfloor and throughout the event.
Brazil and Benin showcased SME innovations including agricultural IoT devices, parcel delivery and a digital healthcare system based on a teleradiology platform. Ethiopia highlighted the work of leading telco, ethio telecom, as well as opportunities for investment and partnership in a number of areas.
Indonesia presented their successful experience in fostering the incubation and development of various Digital Economy business models, as well as focusing on their MSMEs working in areas as diverse as B2C and B2B payment systems, SME online market places, agricultural and aquaculture online platforms. Minister of Communication and Informatics, H.E Mr Rudiantara, hosted a press conference to highlight initiatives to cover the country’s wealth distribution disparity – a message echoed in his Opening Ceremony address.
Visitors to the Philippines pavilion were invited to join the “digital gateway to the future,” and enjoy a vibrant display exploring the work of the country’s two leading telcos, Globe Telecom and PLDT Global, providers of a full portfolio of telco, ICT and digital services in the Phillippines and beyond.
The Mozambique pavilion outlined the work of its regulator, the National Communications Institute of Mozambique (INCM), its mission, vision and current areas of work including the country’s digital migration. Sierra Leone highlighted the work of its Ministry of Information and Communications, in areas such as policy and strategy development, developing regulatory frameworks, promoting ICT literacy and ICT research and cybersecurity. Visitors could also read more on the ECOWAN fibre backbone project and the work of regulator NATCOM.