Pan-Africa Telecommunications Union (PATU) / African Telecommunications Union (ATU)

HISTORY AND PRESENT STATUS

PATU was established as a specialised agency of the OAU on 7 December 1977 in order to harmonize and co-ordinate the development of telecommunications networks and services in Africa.

At the 4th Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries of PATU on 7 December 1999, in Cape Town, the ATU was established as successor to the PATU. South Africa signed the Constitution and Convention of the ATU at that time.

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