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India signs up for UN telecom body area office in New Delhi

The ITUs Area Office and Innovation Centre in New Delhi is intended to benefit South Asian nations.

India signed the Host Country Agreement (HCA) for establishing an ITU Area Office & Innovation Centre in New Delhi for South Asia. Credits: pib.gov.in

Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Communications, and Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), have signed the Host Country Agreement (HCA) for establishing an ITU Area Office & Innovation Centre in New Delhi for South Asia.

India signed the Host Country Agreement (HCA) for establishing an ITU Area Office & Innovation Centre in New Delhi for South Asia. Credits: pib.gov.in

The International Telecommunication Union is a United Nations specialized agency in charge of all matters involving information and communication technology. The ITU encourages the shared global use of the radio spectrum, enables international cooperation in satellite orbit assignment, helps develop and coordinate global technical standards, and strives to strengthen developing-world telecommunications infrastructure.

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