By no means ahead of have telecommunication networks been so essential to our well being and protection, and to stay our economic system and society operating, as all the way through the COVID-19 disaster we live via, says Houlin Zhao, Secretary-Basic, ITU. In consequence, I’ve steered my staff to leverage with none prolong ITU’s present regulatory and policy-maker platform to assist international locations and business deal with the expanding tension being placed on international networks.
At stake is our skill, as one human circle of relatives, to provide well being employees all over the place the gear they want to perform their tasks, to permit all the ones that may to make money working from home, to business on-line, to be sure that loads of thousands and thousands of youngsters and younger folks stay alongside of their research, and to be in contact with family members, anywhere they’re.
The platform ITU is launching targets to lend a hand nationwide policy-makers, regulators and business stakeholders to be sure that networks are saved resilient and telecommunication products and services are to be had to all to the utmost extent imaginable through sharing easiest practices and projects installed position all the way through the COVID-19 disaster. It is going to gather related and faithful data and experience on movements that telecommunication policy-makers, regulators and others within the regulatory neighborhood can use to be sure that their telecommunication networks and products and services serve the wishes in their nation.
The brand new World Community Resiliency Platform (#REG4COVID) is to be had right here.
This new ITU platform will supply international locations suffering to seek out suitable answers to verify their networks’ resiliency with related and faithful data and experience on how to deal with the stresses confronted through their infrastructure. And since time is of the essence, it’s going to give the ones international locations that also have time to arrange a chance to be informed from what’s being carried out in other places – from emergency spectrum reassignments to tips for customers on accountable use. Serving to begin with as an informative instrument, the World Community Resiliency Platform will quickly be expanded to offer an interactive and tasty platform for steady sharing right through this disaster and past.
The disaster we’re in nowadays requires unity.
In those unsure occasions, we must now not omit all the ones all over the world who nonetheless lack get admission to to the Web. Because the United International locations specialized company for info and communique applied sciences, ITU has lengthy advocated for common, dependable and inexpensive connectivity, and we can proceed to push on most of these fronts till everybody is hooked up.
I name on all ITU contributors, from the private and non-private sector alike, to come back in combination to construct the most productive platform we will in order that data and communique era can assist defeat COVID-19 and make us more secure, more potent and extra attached.
The writer is Houlin Zhao, Secretary-Basic, ITU.