On the 17/05/2011 the world celebrated the World Telecommunication Day. The industry welcomed companies that have defined the growth and expansion of global communication. These companies included local businesses such as Claro, Orange, Viva, Tricom and Wind, which have helped to improve services, and user experience, making them worthy of recognition.
This occasion is celebrated annually since May 17, 1969, when the International Telecommunication Union commemorated the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the establishment of the entity itself. The ITU is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for regulating international telecommunications.
As for the celebration of the Internet, the original date was Oct. 25. However, the Summit on the Information Society requested the general assembly of the United Nations to declare 17 May as World Day of Information Society.