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Standardisation doors open for Africa

Developing countries must grow from being users of technologies to being active in setting global standards.

02 September 2009

Developing regions, including Africa, must take part in the process of setting the global communications standards as their contribution to the creation of technology.

Hamadan Touré, general secretary of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), made this claim recently at the World Telecommunications Standardisation Assembly (WTSA), which is a quadrennial event that sets the standards agenda and reviews working methods, including approval processes.

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