News: ITU, ADB and the World Bank
By Mario Maniewicz, Director, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau The demand for weather and climate information is rapidly increasing. Radiocommunication systems are fundamental to monitoring both weather and the climate, and to helping countries mitigate and adapt to address their growing challenges. Data from Earth-observation and meteorological satellites have become vital for weather forecasting at all ranges, […]
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ITU News The people least responsible for climate change are suffering most from extreme weather, United Nations officials noted this week while stepping up plans to ensure everyone worldwide receives adequate warnings as natural disasters increase. Today, half of countries still lack early warning systems, while fewer have regulatory frameworks linking early warnings to emergency […]
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ITU News The latest issue of the ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies features research on innovative network solutions for future services, intelligent surfaces, and gigahertz-to-terahertz (GHz-to-THz) broadband communications for 6G non-terrestrial networks. The ITU Journal – free of charge to both readers and contributors – offers comprehensive coverage of communications and networking. The online journal welcomes research […]
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ITU News The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced winners of the 2023 WSIS Prizes last week, with 18 prizes linking digital transformation to sustainable development across 11 internationally recognized action lines. Prizes were awarded on 14 March as follows: WSIS Prizes 2023 Project: Banda Ancha para TodosInstitution: Instituto Dominicano de las TelecomunicacionesCountry/ entity type: Dominican […]
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ITU News Women and girls need digital empowerment from an early age, equal access to technologies and opportunities, and a seat at the table for digital decision-making, according to the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Doreen Bogdan-Martin, elected last September, is the first woman ever to lead ITU, the United Nations tech agency. […]
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By ITU News Regional telecom organizations have highlighted key topics for discussion at the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-23). Six main regional telecommunication organizations (RTOs) serve as forums for regional discussions and consensus-building among governments, regulators, and telecommunication service and equipment providers. Their input is crucial ahead of quadrennial updates to the Radio Regulations maintained by […]
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By Kyu-Jin Wee, Chairman of APG-23, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) The Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) is an intergovernmental organization founded in 1979 with the aim of promoting information and communication technology (ICT) development in the Asia‑Pacific region. It has 38 member administrations, four categorized as associate members, and 135 private companies and academic entities as affiliate […]
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By Víctor Martínez, Chairman, Working Group for Regional and World Radiocommunication Conferences, Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) The Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) is an entity of the Organization of American States (OAS) with a mission to promote the continuous development of telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in alignment with sustainable development. This can only […]
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By Albert Nalbandian, Chairman of the Working Group on preparation for WRC-23/RA-23, Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications (RCC) To guarantee the interference-free operation of satellite and terrestrial systems, the Radio Regulations (RR) need to be updated in an efficient and timely manner. Revising the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum […]
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By Alexandre Kholod, Chairman of the Conference Preparatory Group, European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) process involves a lot of effort to reach consensus on a wide range of spectrum and space-related issues. But this process is crucial for managing and harmonizing the use of finite spectrum resources. […]
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