The new ITU-T Focus Group on network aspects of IMT-2020 (‘5G’) will meet for the first time in San Diego, 8-9 June, to launch its analysis of how emerging 5G technologies will interact in future networks. We are looking for strong technical contributions to this analysis, whether they are models, simulation studies or any other […]


10 years ago, the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process was finalized in Tunis. This innovative meeting gathered governments, private sector, civil society and international organizations to agree a global blueprint for equitable access and ongoing development of information and communication technologies (ICTs). These principles have since shaped global […]


In the past year, we all witnessed – most of us from afar – the tragedy that unfolded in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea with the Ebola epidemic. However, it may surprise many people that a much bigger crisis unfolding across all of the low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is that of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) […]


Marie Curie–Sklodowska, a distinguished Polish chemist, mother and the first female professor at the Sorbonne, was a passionate scientist who made a scientific career achievable for countless girls around the world. She was awarded two Nobel Prizes in a century when only men gained public recognition for scientific research. Nevertheless, almost a hundred years later, […]


Five years ago, ITU’s membership backed an initiative to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technology (ICT). The outcome, International Girls in ICT Day, is now celebrated internationally. On the 4th Thursday in April, events are organized around […]


My smart phone, computer, and broadband access are the most important tools I have.  I use them every day at work and in my personal life – to conduct business; make appointments; talk, text or video chat with a friend; get directions to a new restaurant; keep track of my steps; and myriad other things.  […]


Towards fixed-mobile hybrid, smart ubiquitous networks  Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) in China, Japan and Korea see two fields of study as crucial to telecom and ICT standardization as we approach year 2020. The first is to support 5G mobile-wireless systems and ubiquitous smart technologies with the necessary innovations in network infrastructure, and the second is […]


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