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Perspectives from Pakistan – Women in ICT Engineering

“Why are you wasting your time and money on engineering? All you’ll ever be is a housewife,” said one discouraging voice. Another spoke softly, “You poor soul, engineering isn’t for women.” A professor in my first year of engineering studies said on multiple occasions that she didn’t want to ‘waste’ a lot of time trying […]

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Enhanced VSAT Security through Security Baselines

Over the past couple of years, there has been an increased attention paid to the security and trustworthiness of the products and services from the Satellite Communications (SATCOM) industry.  This focus has been driven by customer needs, increased scrutiny from security researchers, and concerns raised by regulatory bodies. In response to these concerns, the Global […]

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Meet a #WSIS Prize Champion: PlacesToGo

PlacesToGo was a 2016 WSIS Prize Champion for Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content. Natalia Ovsyako told ITU News about the project and explained how World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) participants are supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through their projects. With primeval forests, a range of summer […]

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The 2016 High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development was the first major review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs themselves in September 2015. The HLPF was marked by passionate support for achieving the ambitious goals, and as the President of the General Assembly said […]

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How can AI-powered cars help make cities smarter?

Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based equipment will increasingly become standard in both infotainment and in advanced driver assisted systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle applications, according to a recent Automotive Electronics Roadmap Report from IHS. The report indicates that “…unit shipments of artificial intelligence (AI) systems used in infotainment and ADAS systems are expected to rise from just […]

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Etisalat’s first NFV telco cloud – a ‘shift in mindsets’

Last week, UAE-based telco Etisalat activated its first live Network Function Virtualization (NFV) telco cloud in Abu Dhabi. The NFV deployment has been built with Quanta servers, Arista switches and Canonical Ubuntu OpenStack, which Etisalat says is the first time such a multi­vendor combination has been integrated for production anywhere in the world. The deployment […]

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What #PokemonGo means for Augmented Reality

On 6 July 2016, the gaming world changed – and it has wide reaching implications. Pokémon Go, the augmented reality (AR) game that uses mobile phone location data to help players catch digital creatures found in their environs which are then displayed on the phone’s screen, has taken the world by storm. Users in several […]


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