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Global Satellite Conference in Uganda

At least 200 foreign dignitaries and diplomats, including ministers responsible for ICT, are expected to attend this four-day event scheduled for July 3-6, government ministries,telecom operators, researchers  academics, and diplomats accredited to Uganda, will attend the opening cermnony.

The agenda of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO) is to discuss equitable access to satellite technology in developing countries and the future of the ITSO among others. ITSO is an intergovernmental organization charged with overseeing the public service obligations of Intelsat, Ltd.The 150- member state organization, to which Uganda is a member, works to ensure that the Intelsat provides public telecommunications service,including voice, data and video on global and non-discriminatory basis.. ITSO was established in 1971 through an inter-governmental agreement to provide, on a commercial and non-discriminatory basis, global public international telecommunications services using satellite technology.The development in itself was an implementation of the UN General Assembly resolution 1721 (XVI) regarding the universal access to communication by means of satellite.

"Ministerial round-table debate to discuss policy and regulatory issues regarding satellite communication was also on the agenda". 

I attended the conference and it was enjoyable.

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