sdg report blog

Innovation in new digital technologies and business models has been identified by CEOs as a critical requirement to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over 1000 CEOs were surveyed for The United Nations Global Compact-Accenture Strategy CEO Study 2016. 97 per cent believe that sustainability is important to the future success of their […]

malcolm blog 1

ITU is about to publish its updated ICT database shortly. The headline figures of 3.2 billion people online / 4.2 billion people offline are well-known, highlighting the substantial international digital divide. Another important issue within countries is the rural/urban digital divide, the domestic digital divide most often referred to, in addition to the gender digital […]

robot journalism

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is gathering pace as one of the biggest ICT trends of our time – and the topic of “robot journalism” provides important insight on how AI is being applied to industry. It also raises a host of questions. How is natural language generation (NLG) being used to explain big data in narrative form that broader […]

satellites blog

Today, there are over 1,300 satellites in space, used for a variety of tasks that are pivotal to our networked lives. Space activities include the provision of global positioning information, helping to prevent and mitigate natural and man-made disasters, and connecting the world to broadband services.  Also, satellite systems provide the framework for global maritime […]

sim registration image

Thailand’s National Broadcast and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) is leading the charge to standardize a regional SIM (subscriber identity module) registration platform for prepaid services in neighboring countries. The first-of-its-kind regional collaboration highlights a growing trend in SIM registration across emerging markets as governments move to track and curb suspected criminal activity carried out over mobile networks. […]

verticals and 5G

The European Union has launched a consultation to ensure the coordinated introduction of 5G networks in Europe – and it’s not limited to telcos, as it is seeking views from representatives of all industries involved in 5G technologies, which means verticals can also play a part. Historically, the telecoms sector has found it difficult to […]

plug and play blog

Ericsson has just announced new “plug-ins” aimed at preparing today’s LTE networks for the migration necessary to support future 5G services. The “5G Plug-Ins” are software-driven components that bring 5G technology concepts to today’s cellular networks. They were created as a result of the various 5G field trials and collaboration work Ericsson is undertaking with over 20 […]

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