KT CEO named to position on Broadband Commission
KT CEO Koo Hyun-mo was appointed a commissioner of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development last week, the telecom company announced Sunday.
KT said Koo will be using his expertise in ICT in his new job as commissioner. His term is two years.
Established by Unesco and the International Telecommunication Union in 2010, the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development is a global body promoting the importance of broadband on the international policy agenda and expanding broadband access around the world.
Koo is the only Korean among 58 commissioners. Some of the others are seconded from Facebook, Microsoft and Nokia, according to KT.
To mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the commission set three key goals: resilient connectivity, affordable access and safe use of online services for informed and educated societies.
“I feel a heavy responsibility being appointed a commissioner of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development in a time when global cooperation to recover from Covid-19 is crucial,” said Koo in a statement. “Using KT’s knowledge of the operation of wireless and wired networks, [we’ll] contribute to global cooperation to overcome Covid-19 and deliver the excellence of Korea’s ICT to the world.”
By JIN MIN-JI [firstname.lastname@example.org]