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MCIT IC has participated in The fifth World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-10), in Hyderabad, India from 24 May to 4 June 2010



A representative from MCIT IC has participated in The fifth World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-10), that took place in Hyderabad, India from 24 May to 4 June 2010.  The participation aimed at supporting Egypt’s efforts to amend and modify the resolution no. 8 which was adopted in Doha 2006 concerning ICT measurement. The proposed amendments stressed on the importance of taking into account all the different levels of development and national circumstances when designing ICT indicators.  The proposed amendments which were supported by Arab countries and many other ITU member countries have been approved by the plenary of the WTDC-10 and the resolution no. 8 has been modified to reflect the crucial need for more active involvement of member states in reviewing and modifying the current methodologies of ICT Composite indicators released by the ITU especially the ICT development Index IDI and the ITU price basket to better reflect the real growth of ICT sectors in both developed and developing countries. This amendments will empower the role of BDT in ICT measurement.




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