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IGF Academy Fellowships: Applications are now being called. For more details see announcement.

Broadband Policy Course in India: Applications are being called for Indian citizens residing in the country to participate in the course held from 19- 22 August 2016. For more details see announcement.

Preparing for high-powered discussion on mobile broadband at GSMA World Congress

GSMA Mobile World Congress has become the preeminent international event in telecom. A Government Mobile Forum is held as part of it. I have been asked to moderate two sessions, the first being described below. It will be held on the morning of 26th February in Barcelona. I look forward to it.

SESSION 1: The roadmap to a mobile broadband future
Session Time: 09:25 – 11:00
Keynote: 09:25 – 09:45
Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General, ITU
Panel Discussion: 09:45 – 11:00
Rohan Samarajiva, Chair, LIRNEasia
• Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, UK
• H.E. Mrs Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communication Technology, Nigeria
• John Chambers, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Cisco
• Nick Read, Chief Executive Officer, Africa Middle East and Asia Pacific Region, Vodafone
• Sigve Brekke, Executive Vice President, Head of Asia, Telenor Group


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