By ITU News Every four years, radiocommunication authorities and experts gather to update the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the world’s radio frequency spectrum and increasingly crowded satellite orbits. At these quadrennial World Radiocommunication Conferences, or WRCs, Member States of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) review and sometimes revise both the way specific portions […]
By Samantha Weinberg, Project Specialist, Crypto Impact and Sustainability Accelerator, World Economic Forum The global Web3 market was worth an estimated $3.2 billion in 2021, and is projected to continue growing. There is likely to be a changing policy landscape for Web3 innovators, and an increased use of decentralized social media. There will be more tokenization […]
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Power systems are among the most complex of all critical infrastructure types. The Centre for Cybersecurity and Platform for Energy, Materials and Infrastructure are strengthening cybersecurity in the energy industry. The Forum and its partners have launched a new platform to serve as a central hub where industry experts can exchange knowledge, ideas and best […]
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By Vanessa Gray, Head of Environment and Emergency Telecommunications, ITU and Rachele Gianfranchi, Director of Government Affairs, Everbridge Today, three out of four people around the world own a mobile phone. This opens new opportunities for the use of mobile networks to share public warnings and save lives. When disaster strikes, just a little bit […]
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by Sarah Wray, Editor, Cities Today The UK government has brought in new laws to ensure that new homes are built with gigabit broadband connections and to enable telecoms firms to get faster Internet to people living in blocks of flats. Ministers have amended the Building Regulations 2010 to ensure that new homes built in […]
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By Jeroen Van Hautte, Co-Founder and CTO and Andreas De Neve, Co-Founder and CEO, TechWolf As the world moves towards skill-based workforces more companies are drawing on AI to support them with this. This makes it crucial for AI to be used responsibly: without clear oversight, systemic biases will worsen in workforces and employee trust will […]
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By ITU News The whole field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) remains heavily male-dominated all over the world. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and their crucial subset, radiocommunication services, are no exception. “STEM needs more women,” said Joanne Wilson, Deputy Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). “With […]
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By ITU News The vast networks that enable so much of modern life depend on an ever-expanding constellation of space services. These rely on radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits – limited natural resources which are increasingly in demand as radiocommunication services expand worldwide. The Radio Regulations treaty maintained by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ensures reliable […]
By ITU News Demand for higher-capacity networks keeps rising with no end in sight. As people communicate in high-definition video and gain ever more immersive experiences with virtual reality and cloud gaming, the need for more bandwidth keeps growing. Machines, too, rely on high-speed, low-latency connectivity, especially with increasingly automated industrial processes. The capabilities widely […]
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By ITU News Precise timekeeping is fundamental to effective telecommunications network operation. It is more important than ever in 5G and will be even more so in future mobile networks, with new radio technologies and network architectures arising to support increasingly demanding use cases, such as time-sensitive networking for automated vehicles or controlling robots in […]
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