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ICT-related news from APCICT, the World Bank and ITU

  • Over-the-top (OTT) services such as Skype and WhatsApp are among today’s most popular communications services, and their providers are among the information and communication technology (ICT) sector’s most innovative and profitable companies. Network operators and OTT players, despite having quite...
    ITU on 15 March 2017
  • Effective and tangible action is urgent, says new report Hong Kong, 15 March 2017- The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide, co-chaired by the GSMA and UNESCO, released a new report, Recommendations for action:...
    ITU on 15 March 2017
  • “There is, in the car industry, a very specific split on security,” Arnaud Taddei, Director of Security Solutions Architecture at Symantec, told ITU on the sidelines of last week’s Future Networked Car symposium at the world-famous Geneva International Motor Show. “There is...
    ITU on 14 March 2017
  • “We’re living in very exciting times right now. There’s a lot going on,” said David Holecek, Director of Connected Products and Services for Volvo, as he spoke to ITU on the sidelines of last week’s Future Networked Car symposium at the world-famous...
    ITU on 13 March 2017
  • “In perusing the work of BSG [ITU’s Bridging the Standardization Gap programme], I was pleased to note that its main goals include addressing the disparities in the ability of developing countries to access and influence international ITU telecommunication standards, and facilitating...
    ITU on 10 March 2017
  • Two-year consultation programme concludes with publication of 85 policy recommendations. New global initiative to be launched in April 2017. Geneva, 9 March 2017- After two years of extensive consultation, the ITU Focus Group on Digital Financial Services (DFS) has concluded...
    ITU on 9 March 2017
  • The Broadband Commission Working Group highlights the importance of a national digital health strategy Barcelona, Spain, 27 February 2017 – The Novartis Foundation and Nokia have joined forces with a number of Broadband Commissioners and partners representing digital and health...
    ITU on 27 February 2017
  • 5G mobile systems to provide lightning speed, ultra-reliable communications for broadband and IoT Geneva, 23 February 2017 – Membership of ITU including key industry players, industry forums, national and regional standards development organizations, regulators, network operators, equipment manufacturers as well as academia...
    ITU on 23 February 2017
  •   The 7th ITU Green Standards Week (GSW-17) will explore the policies, standards and best practices required to transition to resource-efficient Circular Economy and Smart Sustainable Cities. Highlights of GSW-17 will include the presentation of the ASIET Digital Cities 2017...
    ITU on 22 February 2017
  • An ITU Workshop on Security Aspects of Blockchain in Geneva, 21 March 2017, will examine blockchain’s potential to build trust into a wider variety of our interactions online. Blockchains – linear chains of cryptographically generated data – are inherently resistant...
    ITU on 14 February 2017