Industry comments

Experts from public and private sectors, from around the world and across the ICT ecosystem have their say on key industry issues at ITU Telecom World.

If you’re interested in finding out more, visit the Sessions on Video to view the debates in full, or check out analysis of key findings in the Outcomes report.


The articulation of the plan to the teacher..is so critical. John Galvin, VP Sales and Marketing Group & General Manager, Intel World Ahead Program, Intel Corporation
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Tim Unwin, Secretary General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
Cracking this monopoly of cloud computing is a fundamental. Latif Ladid, Founder & President, IPv6 Forum
A mobile-first approach to business processes and design can take the user experience to another level inside the enterprise and solve real business problems. Mobile interfaces provide detailed insights and analytics never before seen on any device or interface. , Former CEO, Zain Africa
21st Century skills and 21st Century learning actually implies that teachers have to change their pedagogy and the way that they teach and understand how the students learn. Tony Brandenburg, International Consultant, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
We traditionally... looked at the exclusive access to spectrum model where you have a single license that provides a single operator with guaranteed access and they can offer a guaranteed quality of service and they can charge a premium for that. We are now looking at a hybrid model. We call it authorized spectrum access -- a model where an operator can access spectrum that is encumbered by a government service, say, a radar service, but spectrum is not efficiently used. Alex Orange, Director, Government Affairs, Southeast & Pacific, Qualcomm
I believe we are in front of radical change in the industry, and most of us completely underestimate the impact. Thomas Magedanz, Head of NGN Division, Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS
Networks are something that carriers take very personally Kelly Ahuja, SVP Wireless Technology, Cisco Systems
Broadband is becoming a form of critical national infrastructure. The whole of society is reorganizing around the assumed existence of broadband…. Telecoms isn’t just about creating a profit for shareholders. It is about creating a digital society – and when we do that, there is an implicit social contract Martin Geddes, Founder, Martin Geddes Consulting
Our values are much stronger than just the technologies we are seeing in the past five years. Paul Papadimitriou, Innovation Consultant, Digital Intelligence
We are deploying ICTs in many other aspects of life.. they have no choice but to ideologically migrate, culturally migrate and they have to acquire not only the new skills that they need to teach and move their content to the digital classroom, but to also change their ways of life. Fred Matiang'i, Minister, Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology, Kenya
We are dealing with regulators for telecommunication, but there’s no content regulator and content is the king. Bocar Ba, Chief Executive Office, SAMENA Communications Council
The potential of APT700 megahertz is in excess of 2 billion people. Mike Wright, Executive Director, Networks & Access Technologies, Telstra
Technology reaches kids in ways that nothing else can. Mario Coronado, Director, Fundación Telefónica, Peru
The world of big data is extremely tempting and will be a lot of companies that will say, there's so much great value to be derived from it and we will play it the way we want to play it and ignore what regulators asked us to do. Daniel Cooper, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
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