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Singapore’s new plans to develop ICT talent

The Internet of Things is changing the way we interact with information and communication technology (ICT) – and it’s creating fresh demand for a different digital skill set. Yet skills development often lags behind rapid technological development, which is leading to a predicted global shortfall of some two million ICT jobs which will not be able to be filled. Even […]

TELEFONICA BLOG

New leadership at Telefónica: a boost to startup-corporate collaboration?

Big corporations need to work closely with startups if they want to stay innovative and competitive. At the same time, startups need to engage with corporations as customers or investors. However, in most parts of the world – from the United States (excluding Silicon Valley) to Europe to Asia to Africa – this critical collaboration […]

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Connect the next 1.5 billion: ‘Everyone has a role’

Access to the Internet for citizens and businesses is a key component of development – as essential as roads, electricity, and other infrastructure. Yet, more than four billion people lack Internet access. With this in mind, in 2015 the U.S. Department of State launched the Global Connect Initiative (GCI) to help connect an additional 1.5 […]

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#GirlsinICT: My time as a Vodafone volunteer in Tanzania

From executive ICT support to helping people use laptops for the first time: my time as a Vodafone Foundation Instant Network volunteer. To mark ITU’s Girls in ICT Day on 28 April 2016, Kelly-Tenille Mathurin, a member of the ICT support team working for Vodafone Group, shares her experiences working as a volunteer deploying the Vodafone […]

CISCO GICTD BLOG

How #GirlsinICT exposes young women to tech opportunities

Every year, Cisco participates in Girls in ICT Day, opening its doors to young women all over the world and inspiring them to pursue a career in information and communications technology (ICT) through hands-on exposure to the latest technology and engagement with industry professionals.   What: Women can help fill the global IT gap Women comprise a […]

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#GirlsinICT – how can we level the playing field?

Around the world there is a lack of women taking up jobs in information and communication technology (ICT), despite software engineers and developers being one of the most in demand jobs globally. Women have a strong history with ICTs: Ada Lovelace was the first computer programmer in the world, and research has found that women […]

G.FAST BLOG

G.fast: Providers worldwide step up trials to meet broadband demand

The demand for superfast broadband is growing as bandwidth-intensive services such as Ultra-HD streaming, next-generation IPTV, communications via HD video and advanced cloud-based storage become the norm. Fibre-optic Internet access enables the fastest connections, but in urban areas already wired with legacy copper telephone wiring, deploying Fibre to the Home (FTTH) services may not be […]

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