World Telecommunications Day

Worldwide | May 17, 2018
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Communicating with our families abroad or with our friends is an easy task. We can send message to them, call and see them through video call. With just one click we can get the information that we need. Thanks to the telecommunications that constantly evolves.

Telecommunication is the transmission of signs, signals, messages, words, writings, images and sounds as well as information of any nature by wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems. Telecommunication occurs when the exchange of information between communication participants includes the use of technology.

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World Telecommunications Day is being celebrated to raise awareness on how important communication is in our daily life. World Telecommunication Day has been celebrated annually on 17 May since 1969, marking the founding of ITU and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865. Moreover, it was instituted by the Plenipotentiary Conference in Malaga-Torremolinos in 1973.


History of World Telecommunications Day

The World Telecommunications Day is in tight connections with the International Telegraph Union (ITU). The committee formed in 1865 to support the emerging communication methods of the time. ITU was present throughout all the great breakthroughs in communication – the invention of the telephone in 1876, the launch of the first satellite in 1957 and, ultimately, the birth of the Internet in the 60s.

Even though The International Telegraph Union has since changed its name to International Telecommunications Union, it still remains the most important entity in the field of communications, thus remaining in the spotlight at World Telecommunications Day.


How to celebrate World Telecommunications Day

Celebrating World Telecommunications Day is easy. Just use internet, telephones and other methods to communicate in a good way. Don’t spread malicious or fake news and never scam other people using the internet. Let’s appreciate how technology made our lives easy.

Call your family and friends then share to them the importance of communication and how information travels across the world.


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