Information and Knowledge Societies for Sustainable Development Goals was the motto of the WSIS Forum 2017 conference. The President of UKE, Marcin Cichy, represented Poland in the opening debate.
The mission of the regulator is to provide Poles with access to modern telecommunications and postal services in a competitive and dynamically developing market. The future is 5G network - a cloud of solutions based on radio, satellite and optical technologies. 5G will offer new quality thanks to throughput higher than 1 Gbps, delays reduced to less than 5 ms as well as a decrease in production costs due to connection of even 100 devices per square metre - said Cichy in his speech.
Asked about the Polish plan concerning the development of information society, Marcin Cichy referred to the key ICT and telecommunications areas indicated in the Strategy for Responsible Development and Directions of Strategic Actions of the Minister of Digital Affairs in the field of computerization of public services. Both documents constitute a basis for the activities of the President of UKE for the years 2017-2021.
The opening panel was also attended by:
- Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary General, ITU
- Chairman: Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister, Ministry of Youth and ICT, Rwanda
- Japan - Shigeki Suzuki, Vice Minister for Policy Coordination, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan
- Switzerland - Thomas Schneider, Ambassador, Director of International Affairs, Federal Office of Communication (OFCOM)
- ICANN - Tarek Kamel, Advisor to President of ICANN
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Karen Bartelson, IEEE President
- Internet Society (ISOC) - Raúl Echeberría, Vice President
- GeSI - Luis Neves, Chairman/Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer
- VEON - Group Director Public Policy
An additional Polish accent was an auction hammer made by a Polish start-up in 3D print technology, which was handed by the ITU Secretary General Houlin Zhao to the Chairman Jean Philbert Nsengimana.