Mr. Zhao Houlin
Mr. Zhao Houlin, Secretary General of ITU, stated in his opening note that 5G technologies and services are the backbone of tomorrow’s digital economy. One of the most notable features of emerging 5G systems is their promise to support ICT-enabled innovation across industry sectors, expanding the range of innovative applications and supporting the burgeoning Internet of Things. By enabling much faster data speeds, reliable connectivity and low latency to International Mobile Telecommunications, 5G will transform lives and lead industry and society into the automated and intelligent world.
At last, he called on joint efforts to promote ICT developments, increase investment in ICT infrastructure, and ICT innovations, so as to ensure that transformative technologies like 5G are a force for good that can help us achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.