Today, World Telecommunication Day and Information Society Day, is being celebrated around the world.
The World Summit on the Information Society called the UN General Assembly to declare May 17 as World Information Society Day, it was formerly known as World Telecommunications day.
The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) since then was referred as so after 2005.
It was first celebrated in 1969 and today, this year marks 50 years of World Communication Day
Today, in Abuja as part of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) event, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and other agencies under the Federal Ministry of Communications, are all participating at the ceremony.
Note; The Six things to know about World Telecommunication Day
1. This year marks 50 Years of World Communication Day
2. May 17 also marks The anniversary of signing of the first International Telegraph Convention which also coincides with the day when the International Telecommunication Union was formed is today May 17th 2019.
3. World Telecommunication Day is set aside to deliberate on the issue of raising global awareness about the use of Internet , Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for changing societies and economies. It also focuses and aims to bridge the digital divide.
4. The theme for this year of World Telecommunication Day ‘Bridging the standardization gap’ is this years theme of the world telecommunication day as it focuses on the power of data for development and aims to explore more how to turn complex data and also unstructured data into actionable information to help in developmental advancement.
5. The day is celebrated to increase awareness communication technology and the global positive impact
6. World Telecommunication Day also aims towards creating accessible communication to the remote and rural areas to increase the economic and life style of those areas and the general technology advancement of the society in general.
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