Strategic goals 

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation is the oldest and largest Commonwealth membership organisation in the field of information and communication technologies (ICTs).  Its Strategic Plan for 2016-20 identifies six strategic goal areas on which it is concentrating its contribution to the use of ICTs for development across the Commonwealth during the plan period. Further information about each theme is available through the links below:

  • Enhanced membership

    Enhance the value of the CTO membership, and expand the CTO’s membership base.

    Enhanced membership
  • Regulation

    Regulatory environments play a crucial role in helping to ensure that markets operate as effectively as possible

  • Universal broadband

    Creating the infrastructure so that broadband connectivity can be anywhere throughout the commonwealth.

    Universal broadband
  • Cybersecurity

    No data are completely secure; how can governments and citizens most effectively manage this?

  • Applications

    Promote the development and use of ICT applications for socio-economic development.

  • Commonwealth coordination

    The CTO work at international ICT meetings to coordinate Commonwealth contributions to these fora.

    Commonwealth coordination

What we do

The CTO supports its members in delivering effective ICTs through its three operational divisions: technical support, consultancy and advisory services; capacity development; and events and conferences. Our work currently focuses on six key areas: enchanced membership value, regulatory environments, universal broadband, cybersecurity, applications, and Commonwealth coordination.

A very good platform for all members to share about the security and partnership in Internet Governance.Rafioah Mat Isa, Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission
The opportunity to focus and network with thought leaders and active stakeholders in the field was invaluable.Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Vice-Chair of At-Large Advisory Committee, ICANN
The event has been phenomenally enlightening! I am impressed by the level of engagement from Government officials from the highest levels, as well as representation from NGOs, private sector and academia.Gaongaceiwe Mosweu, Communication Manager, BITS