World Telecommunications Day
Telecommunication is a transmission of signs, signals, messages, images, writings, and sounds or intelligence of every nature by wire, optical, radio and also other electromagnetic systems. It occurs between communication participants when the exchange of information includes the use of technology. By using physical media, cables or electromagnetic radiation, it transmitted. This type of transmission paths often divided into communication channels that afford the advantages of multiplexing. Because of many different technologies, the term is often used in plural form. World Telecommunications Day is celebrated as the main goal to highlight the communications and information that travels over the world. It is mainly to increase the awareness of crucial communications in every life and the stimulation in a field like the development of technologies.
History of World Telecommunications Day
World Telecommunications Day which starts earlier but in November 2005, the World Summit on the Information Society called upon the UN General Assembly to declare 17 May as World Telecommunications Day to focus on the ICT and the wide range of issues related to the information society which started by WSIS. General Assembly which adopted a resolution in March 2006 that stipulates that World Telecommunications Day celebrated every year on 17 May. Also before World Information Society Day and World Telecommunication Day which first held in 1969 and organizations like ITU. Many are there to refer to this day as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day by taking into account the UN’s observance. This observance is to raise the awareness of the possibilities, and other communication technologies bring to societies and economies, ways to bridge the digital divide.
Other Celebrations on May 17
May 17 is also celebrated as
- World Hypertension Day
- World Baking Day
- Pack Rat Day
- Global Accessibility Awareness Day
- National Notebook Day
How to celebrate the World Telecommunications Day
Celebrate the World Telecommunications Day by increasing the awareness about the positives of Communication also Information technologies among the public across the world. This day was first celebrated in 1969. It mainly aims to make information and communication more accessible to people that reside in remote areas. You can use #WorldTelecommunicationsDay to spread awareness in social media.