“We need regulation to build standards for developing ICT’s. The value of today’s devises is huge if they are interoperable and connected to the network. Clouding is providing huge opportunities for the telecoms”, said Oliver Picard, European Chief Strategy Advisor of Huawei.

Mr. Picard pointed out that EU is well developing in ICT, but in order to reach higher rates in broadband coverage more frequency capacities and investments are necessary.

During the session, Amadou Dafe – CEO and Co-founder, Coders4Africa, USA presented the competitive ICT model of Africa also known as the Kenya ICT Model.  “There is huge growth on South Africa’s mobile markets. Banking and farming solutions are being already developed, and steps of building ICT hubs for providing digital libraries, are foreseen”, Mr. Dafe said.

The long term / LTE/ evolution trends about wireless in US were presented by Theresa Swineheart – Executive Director Global Internet Policy, Verizon Communications. According to the data provided by the company the advancing 4 G wireless Broadband network is currently covering more than 160 million Americans.  “The Increasing digital and the – Dynamics of Cloud services made companies cooperate and compete at the same time”, said Mrs. Swineheart and stressed out that not heavily restrictive regulations are required, but measures for fostering innovation.

“Kids cannot wait till 2020 to have broadband internet. They want it now! “. Mrs. Aarti Holla-Maini, Secretary General, European Satellite Operators Association made provocative presentation about EU’s Digital agenda and specifically on achieving broadband for all.

Mr’s Holla-Maini argued in her speech about the universality of the broadband coverage: ‘’ For 10 million  Europeans there are no Intelligent platforms and no dedicated funding for the Digital Divide at all.

The second session of the Global Forum 2011 took place at the “Arenberg” conference hall at Palais d’Egmont. The event organized by ITEMS International continues till 8th of November.