Established in 1969 by the United Nations, World Telecommunications Day highlights the most popular global technologies and raises awareness of how the internet helps advance international society.
What Is World Telecommunications Day?
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) helps raise awareness of the possibilities that widespread internet access and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to society. May 17th was chosen to celebrate telecommunications since it marks the day the first International Telegraph Convention was created. It’s also the anniversary of the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Celebrating Webcast Technology Over Time
WTISD celebrates not only the endless opportunities and possibilities that technology can bring to our society but also the ways that these tools can help bridge the digital divide that exists between socio-economic classes. Webcast technology is a great example of a technology that allows people to access education and information regardless of their location. A pre-recorded webcast stream can be scheduled to go out at a series of times to make it easy for attendees across the globe to access it in their local time zone, making it easier for global corporations to reach every employee in a range of countries.
Webcast in a Post COVID-19 World
While the webcasting industry has been relevant for decades, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of the industry for day-to-day operations and communication. Our major methods of communication have drastically changed over the last few years to be mostly web-based — not just in our personal lives. Many professionals have transitioned to being fully remote or working a hybrid schedule instead of being in an office full time. This has led to an increase in the use of webcast and web meeting technologies to allow corporate teams to connect even though they may be physically located far apart.
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