Telecoms should serve society, not just corporations

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Nicholas Negroponte. ITU (video capture)

Information technology should focus less on business and more on civil society, according to one media guru, speaking at the UN's major telecoms conference this week.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the UN's specialist agency for information and communications technologies, and delegates are gathering in Hungary from all over the world, to discuss core issues affecting the IT industry.

Speaking at the beginning of ITU Telecom World 2015, the start-up veteran and leading IT academic, Professor Nicholas Negroponte, said he thought "connectivity" should be free around the world.

Maximillian Jacobson-Gonzalez, asked him what he thought of the key theme of this year's event – accelerating innovation for the common good:

Duration: 3'49"

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