Category Broadband

G.FAST BLOG 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 […]

bbcomm blog

Broadband’s key role in #ICT4SDG

Today’s inequalities are unacceptable: extreme poverty remains a central challenge, improving areas of health, education, social inclusion, food security and gender equality are imperatives. At the same time, technological advances in information and communication technology (ICT) have radically transformed the way people live; today, ICTs can play a vital, transformative role offering key opportunities for […]

Sir Mike blog

BT Chairman Sir Michael Rake: ICTs are ‘absolutely critical’ to society

BT Chairman Sir Michael Rake visited the ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland last week. After a meeting with ITU officials, Sir Michael sat down with ITU News for a brief interview. Below are excerpts from his comments. ITU NEWS: What are the key challenges facing the telecommunications sector in the next few years? Sir Michael: “Well, […]

wsis blog

New #WSIS Forum Chair

The United Nations (UN) first brought all stakeholders together in 2003 and 2005 at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in order to establish a common goal: bringing the potential of information and communications technologies and all that they enable to the entire world. Ten years later at the UN General Assembly in […]


Allocating spectrum for a changing world: #WRC15 in review

The 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (#WRC-15) concluded last week, paving the way for the future of radiocommunications. The decisions made at WRC-15 enable the smooth development of all radiocommunications services including mobile broadband, satellite delivery, television broadcasting, scientific services and emergency services. The conference will permit the deployment of new technologies, helping to deliver cheaper […]


Measuring the Information Society Report 2015

ITU’s flagship annual Measuring the Information Society Report, released on 30 November 2015, gives an overview of information society developments as we reach the cusp between the end of the Millennium Development Goals and the beginning of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Republic of Korea tops the ICT Development Index (IDI) this year, with Denmark […]

BBComm Blog


On Saturday, 26 September, I participated in the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, jointly convened by UNESCO and ITU in New York.  It is a high profile forum for diverse perspectives. Industry, government, academic, and NGOs come together to discuss and debate accelerating the adoption of Broadband globally, with a special focus on developing and […]


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