ITU secures $9 billion commitments from mobile operators to expand global connectivity 

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) said it has secured commitments totaling $9 billion from mobile operators to expand global connectivity.  

ITU Secretary-General, Doreen Bogdan-Martin, announced this on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) on Monday. According to a statement from the union, these commitments build on the mobile industry’s strong support for ITU’s efforts to connect the world.   

Alongside the new commitments, the UN Digital Agency also announced that it now has over 1,000 industry, academia, and organizational members in addition to its 193 Member States. This milestone marks the largest, most diverse membership in the agency’s history.