Kuwait Telecommunications Company VIVA, Kuwait's fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, participated in the celebrations of the 2015 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) organized by the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) on 17 May. This year’s event will mark the 150th anniversary of the International Technology Union (ITU) with a focus on information and communication technologies (ICT) as drivers of innovation.
The 2015 WTISD’s purpose is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies can bring to societies and economies. It offers a platform where ICT experts and enthusiasts gather from around the world to communicate and collaborate while shaping the ICT future.
VIVA highlighted the importance of the ICT sector, and how information and communication technologies are the driving force of innovation and a key driver of the international economy. They offer solutions that will play a decisive role in maintaining sustainable development. VIVA’s participation in this special and important event is in line with the company’s commitment to supporting activities and initiatives that help emphasise its role as an active partner in the local community.
During the celebrations, senior officials and executives representing the Ministry of Communications, Internet providers, and ICT companies will discuss and exchange views on the latest trends and strategies in the Kuwait market to remain at the forefront of advanced telecom markets.
The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is observed every year on May 17 to mark the founding of the International Telecommunication Union when the International Telegraph Convention was signed in 1865.