Category Emerging Trends

Quantum computing: New threats require new security approaches

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming smarter, faster, and more humanlike thanks to the inevitable rise of quantum computing. “While today’s computers can find patterns buried in vast amounts of existing data, quantum computers will deliver solutions where data may be incomplete or patterns cannot be seen because the number of exploration paths to get to […]

New G.fast trials bring new deployment scenarios of the ITU technology

ZTE and NetCologne start G.fast pilot phase in the German city Next generation DSLAM will increase frequency to 212MHz 260,000 households to be served by G.fast in Cologne this year Austria starts tests of 10Gbit/s XG-FAST technology from Nokia NetCologne, the regional ISP and telco in the German city of Cologne, has announced the start […]

Can blockchain help with smarter energy consumption?

Finance, medicine and education – “this is where blockchain is really going to take off in the short term,” says Ashley Pilipiszyn, PhD researcher at University of Geneva. The potentially game-changing technology that instantaneously transfers information over a distributed network is already changing how transactions take place online, making them more transparent and secure thanks to […]

Hacking the SDGs: #Connect2Effect Hackathon for sustainable consumption and production

“What would be revolutionary is if they hacked it so it could be used as a global model.” “I think they need to focus more. Bring it to the skinniest point and work it from there.” “Is this a business, or an outreach campaign? How should we look at this?” These were some of the […]

Not just ‘a smartphone on wheels’: Volvo’s plans for connected cars (VIDEO)

“We’re living in very exciting times right now. There’s a lot going on,” said David Holecek, Director of Connected Products and Services for Volvo as he spoke to ITU on the sidelines of last week’s Future Networked Car event at the world-famous Geneva International Motor Show. Indeed, as the automotive and information communication technology (ICT) industries […]

LoRa Alliance promotes its low-cost tech by focusing on emerging market applications

Kenya Red Cross partnered with LoRa Alliance to host a global IoT challenge Methane detector solution OMEDS was overall winner Other finalists included pest control and medicine transportation solution Winner to test solution in Kenya in real-world deployments The LoRa Alliance has announced the winner of its second global IoT challenge focused on creating a […]

Bridging the Standardization Gap: lessons from the Caribbean

“In perusing the work of BSG [ITU’s Bridging the Standardization Gap programme], I was pleased to note that its main goals include addressing the disparities in the ability of developing countries to access and influence international ITU telecommunication standards, and facilitating the efficient participation of developing countries in ITU’s standards-making process as well as disseminating information […]