‘World Telecommunication Day ‘ is observed on the 17th of May every year. First World Telecommunication Day was celebrated in 1969. World Telecommunication Day has been celebrated marking the founding anniversary of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) which was founded in 1865.
World Telecommunications Day aims to make information and communication more accessible to people residing in remote and rural areas. World Telecommunications Day is celebrated to increase awareness about the positives of communication technology among the public. The theme of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2013, is ICTs and improving road safety.