The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.
17 May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union.
About the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. (2015) Retrieved from http://www.itu.int/en/wtisd/Pages/about.aspx
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission has actively celebrated World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with the following themes:
THEMES2017 - “LTE: taking Broadband in the BVI to another level”.2016 - "Broadband: the Future Of Innovation”.
2015 - "Telecommunications and ICTs: Drivers of innovation"2014 - " From Then To Now, Look Where We Have Come"2013 - "ICTs and Improving Road Safety"2012 - "Women and Girls in ICT"2011 - " Reaching more children with ICTs"2010 - "Better city, better life with ICTs"2009 - "Protecting children in cyberspace"