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  • Stefano Ruffini, Rapporteur, Question 13/15, ITU–T Study Group 15 and Silvana Rodrigues, Senior Principal System Engineer, Huawei Accurate synchronization is fundamental to effective telecommunication network operations. Synchronization is more important than ever in today’s 5G networks and will be even more so in future mobile networks, where emerging radio technologies and network architectures support increasingly demanding use […]

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    ITU news on 30 May 2023
  • Hong Kong, China’s system and prudent approach to fiscal policy are two of the pillars of its success. Despite this, population aging and climate change will require effective tax reforms to ensure fiscal sustainability but also continued competitiveness—an all-too-common challenge for economies across the region.
    Asian Development Bank on 30 May 2023
  • Vadim Nozdrin, Counsellor, ITU–R Study Group 7 — Science Services While any event can be defined by three spatial coordinates and one time coordinate, time needs to be defined in a standard way and synchronized worldwide with extreme accuracy. A time scale is essentially an ordered, and correspondingly numbered, collection of points on a scale. Today, four time […]

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    ITU news on 29 May 2023
  • A safe work environment and women’s economic autonomy are drivers of growth and good development. They also protect girls and women from violence.
    Asian Development Bank on 29 May 2023
  • Sexual and gender minorities, sometimes identified under the umbrella terms SOGIESC and LGBTQI+, have special needs in terms of sanitation. Many of these can be met with some basic actions by governments and the private sector in Asia and the Pacific.
    Asian Development Bank on 25 May 2023
  • Two pressing questions that most urban development practitioners often ask are: what resources are required to address infrastructure deficits, and what can make our cities more livable?
    Asian Development Bank on 25 May 2023
  • Today’s reality is that more than 350 million people in Asia and the Pacific have only limited access to electricity, and 150 million people still have no access at all, according to the Asian Development Bank.
    Asian Development Bank on 24 May 2023
  • Despite a notable drop in under-five mortality, Asia and the Pacific remains a hotspot for child deaths. The pandemic made things worse, causing a significant decline in routine immunizations. It's time to intensify vaccination programs and renew our commitment to children's health.
    Asian Development Bank on 24 May 2023
  • Solid waste management remains one of the most challenging environmental issues for Pacific nations. Heavy reliance of most Pacific islands on imported goods creates a one-way flow of materials into small island developing states.
    Asian Development Bank on 23 May 2023
  • Any gains toward eradicating Asia and the Pacific’s numerous development challenges are always under threat by climate change. Successes related to poverty and inequality reduction, or improved water, food, and energy security may be crippled by one extreme hazardous event such as a flood.
    Asian Development Bank on 23 May 2023