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UPU 25 - (South Africa) Ms Dina Pule, Minister of Communications
9 Oct 2012 -  First session - Technology and communication: what next?
Over the past few years, widespread access to broadband Internet and the development of smartphones and tablets have dramatically changed the behavioural habits of citizens and businesses alike.
But what does the future hold? Will the changes level off and lead to a crystallization of a new type of behaviour?
Or wil
l technology continue its disruptive effects at even greater speed? These questions are relevant to the UPU and the postal sector, as the decline in core postal activities could accelerate and oblige postal operators to look for new business models.
The impact of the communication and technological revolution on postal policy development will also be addressed in this first session.

Panellists
Ms Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communication Technology, Nigeria
Mr Nikolay A. Nikiforov, Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications, Russian Federation
Ms Dina Pule, Minister of Communications, South Africa
Mr Mongi Marzouk, Minister of ICT, Tunisia
Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)