KUWAIT: VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, announced its accession to membership of International Telecommunication Union “ITU”, a specialized agency of the United Nations, consists of experts and leaders in the telecom sector from around the world.

Commenting on this membership, VIVA stated that its contribution will focus on designing the future of telecom sector, and exchanging experiences and opinions with different parties, through its participation in scientific conferences that help evolving and improving the telecom sector in order to maintain the satisfaction of the customers.

ITU is an organization based on publicprivate partnership since its inception; ITU currently has a membership of 193 countries and almost 800 private-sector entities and academic institutions. ITU’s headquarter based in Geneva, Switzerland, and has twelve regional and area offices around the world. ITU membership represents a crosssection of the global ICT sector, from the world’s largest manufacturers and telecoms carriers to small, innovative players working with new and emerging technologies, along with leading R&D institutions and academia.

Founded on the principle of international cooperation between governments (Member States) and the private sector (Sector Members, Associates and Academia), ITU is the premier global forum through which par ties work towards consensus on a wide range of issues affecting the future direction of the ICT industry.