Telfor telecommunications conference opens in Belgrade

BELGRADE - Telfor 2014, the region's biggest telecommunications conference, with over 1,000 applicants from 27 countries, opened in Belgrade on Tuesday.

Over the next three days, it will feature seminars, presentations of scientific papers and books, as well as debates and panels on current topics in the field.

The conference was opened by Tatjana Matic, state secretary at the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, who said that information and communication technologies can help reduce the gap between rural and urban regions, which is very characteristic of Serbia, and represents a major obstacle to even economic development.

The conditions have been met for digitisation in Serbia, which will free up analogue channels and make them available for sale after the full transition to digital signal on June 17, Matic noted.

For over a decade, Telfor has been the most significant gathering place for all telecommunications professionals, Telekom Srbija Director General Predrag Culibrk said.

The deep changes that have taken place in the telecommunications sector have been heralded and documented through papers presented at Telfor itself, and a chronological overview of those papers would represent a true encyclopaedia of development in telecommunications in Serbia, as well as worldwide, Culibrk said.

The Ilija Stojanovic awards for the best paper and the best student paper in 2013 were handed out at the opening ceremony.

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