World Telecommunications Day
On May 17, the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union – UIT, a specialized agency of the United Nations, is celebrated around the world.
The purpose of World Telecommunications and Information Society Day (DMTSI) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (TIC) can bring to societies and economies. , as well as ways to reduce the digital divide.
This year, the World Day will focus on the theme: “Entrepreneurship in the TIC sector for the sake of social impact”, in accordance with the provisions of the 2015 UIT Council. This Organization believes that “In The TIC sector, both entrepreneurs and start-ups as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (PYME), play a fundamental role in ensuring sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
They are involved in the development of innovative TIC-based solutions that are critical to driving innovation, have considerable potential to make a lasting impact on the global, national or regional economy, and are, in today’s knowledge economy, a critical source of knowledge. new jobs, especially for young people “.
Arcotel (2020, 17 de mayo). 17 de mayo: Día Mundial de las Telecomunicaciones y la Sociedad de la Información. http://www.arcotel.gob.ec/17-de-mayo-dia-mundial-de-las-telecomunicaciones-y-la-sociedad-de-la-informacion/