Intelligent transport systems (ITS) and automated driving are fast moving towards widespread commercialization and market acceptance. High levels of automation – the penultimate step to fully automated driving – are expected on the road by 2020, holding great promise to improve road safety, reduce congestion and emissions, and increase the accessibility of personal mobility to […]


The Broadband Commission is a remarkable institution that exemplifies the growing trend of collaboration between multilateral organizations, governments, civil society, and business. The commission follows a process of co-creation, which brings together the different skills and resources of the member institutions – such as financial management, operational skills, on-the-ground knowledge, regulatory or public policies expertise […]


You have a great business idea, but how do you get it from paper to market? What skills do you need to develop the idea and make it thrive as a business? In a recent Google Hangout hosted by the ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition to round up a month of activities on Youth and […]

WORLD RADIO DAY 2015 at ITU, Geneva-266

On 12 February 2015, as part of  World Radio Day celebrations,  46 engineers and developers arrived at ITU for EBU RadioHack 2015 to try, test and modify projects in digital and hybrid radio. The freeform workshop enabled the experts to experiment with the newest techniques and equipment, developing fresh ideas for tools and services in […]


At first glance, the numbers seem staggering. Global mobile phone penetration is 96 percent. In sub-Saharan Africa, where 47 percent of the population lives on less than $1.25 a day, mobile data use is expected to grow twentyfold by the end of 2019, according to a June 2014 mobility study by Ericsson. It is predicted there […]


Internet did not kill the radio star! Twenty years after the birth of Internet Radio in 1995 seemed to predict radio broadcasting’s demise, yet it is more widely used than ever. We listen to it in the car, on our phones and mobile devices, at work, in the gym – despite Television and the Internet, […]


Climate change is one of the biggest global challenges we face, and tackling this issue requires completely rethinking the way we live, work and do business. Aware of this, and in response to the call made by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2007, ITU has made significant progress towards climate neutrality in recent years. The […]


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