Membership benefits

Membership benefits

With a diverse membership spanning developed and least developed countries, small island developing states, and more recently also the private sector and civil society, the CTO aims to become a trusted partner for sustainable development for all, through ICTs.

Members of the CTO benefit from their membership of the CTO in many ways, including through:
  • Advisory services in national ICT policy development and implementation for:
    • Universal broadband access
    • Cybersecurity
    • Regulatory environments
    • Applications i.e. e-education, e-health, e-agriculture, e-governance.
    • International treaty meetings e.g. WRC, WTSA, WTDC and WSIS; IGF
  • International policy and regulatory benchmarking
  • Free delegate passes at conferences and exhibitions per Unit of Membership Contribution*
  • Discounts for CTO training programmes and consultancy and research services
  • International networking and experience sharing at senior executive level
  • Voting right or representation at the CTO Council, and eligibility for the CTO Executive Committee
  • Access to CTO’s fellowship and attachment programmes
  • Listing on the CTO’s website.

Membership categories

Full Member Countries

Full country membership is limited to Commonwealth countries only. View our Full Member Countries’ benefits.

Affiliate Members

Affiliate membership is open to non-Commonwealth countries. View our Affiliate Members’ benefits.

ICT Sector Members

ICT sector membership is open to the following organisations:

  • Regulatory agencies (telecommunication and broadcasting regulatory agencies and commissions)
  • Specialised national agencies (universal access, IT, and cybersecurity agencies)
  • Industry (carriers, fixed/mobile/data network operators, manufacturers, service providers)
  • Civil society (professional membership bodies, industry associations, advocacy groups)

View our ICT Sector Members’ benefits.

Academia Members

Academia membership is open to universities and tertiary educational institutions. View our Academia Members’ benefits.

Further Information:

For more information on member benefits please contact:
Membership and Communications Department
+44 (0) 208 600 3800
+44 (0) 208 600 3819