December 7, 2006 China's booming markets and the explosion in high-speed networks globally are creating plenty of optimism at the ITU Telecom World 2006 in Hong Kong this week. Mobile phones and wireless networks now reach about one-third of humanity as worldwide, about 215 million consumers use some sort of broadband network to retrieve content on the Internet, while 60 million subscribers, mostly in Asia, use mobile broadband networks. It is the first time that ITU Telecom World is not held in Geneva, Switzerland, reflecting Asia's strong market potential. One of the highlights of this year’s ITU Telecom World 2006 is a one day event being held tomorrow entitled "Countering Spam Cooperation Agenda". Key international and regional organizations invoIved in the fight against spam will gather to discuss greater collaborative efforts to combat spam and related threats.