The Director General meets the Secretary of State for Telecommunications of Spain

On Wednesday 27 October 2004 in Madrid, the Director General met with H.E. Sr. Francisco Ros, Secretary of State for Telecommunications and the Information Society of Spain.
Washington, D.C., 1 November 2004 - On the 27 October, the Director General met in Madrid with H.E. Sr. Francisco Ros, Secretary of State for Telecommunications and the Information Society of Spain. During this meeting, the Secretary of State reaffirmed Spains support of ITSOs goals and objectives. Also discussed, was the Global Broadband Satellite Infrastructure or GBSI Initiative, the purpose of is to create technical and regulatory conditions that promote the emergence of a mass market for broadband services using small and low cost satellite terminals, and affordable satellite bandwidth-capacity. The Secretary of State and Toumi agreed on the need to accelerate the implementation of the GBSI Initiative. They noted the partnership which is to be created between governments and the satellite private industry sector to accelerate the implementation of the GBSI Initiative. The Secretary of State ensured Mr. Toumi of his government full support to the GBSI Initiative and his willingness to support any political initiative at European level in support of the GBSI Initiative.

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