Category Standards

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 […]

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 […]

Keeping connected cars safe: the importance of standardization (VIDEO)

As the Internet of Things (IoT) era gathers steam, leaders are increasingly discussing how connected vehicles can be part of intelligent transport systems (ITS) that will power tomorrow’s Smart Cities. The development of ITS – advanced systems that make transport ‘smarter’ through enhanced communication and connectivity – is expected to have a significant and positive impact on how we travel.  […]

5G demos showcase innovation to fuel ITU standards work (VIDEO)

ITU-T Study Group 13, ITU’s standardization expert group for future networks, will meet 6-17 February to progress high-priority ITU standards efforts for information-centric networking, fixed-mobile convergence and other areas of key importance to the development of IMT-2020 (5G) systems. The 5G studies of ITU-T Study Group 13 will be accelerated by the input received from […]

UK regulator Ofcom lays out plans for ‘full-fibre’ rollout

Consultation on physical infrastructure access (PIA) in the UK market Simpler and cheaper access to BT’s network for competitors to lay ultrafast broadband Full-fibre broadband coverage just 2 per cent in the UK It wants “full-fibre, ultrafast broadband to be widely available in the UK” UK regulator Ofcom has commenced its consultation phase as part […]

Are we doing enough to protect vulnerable users of mobile money?

Consumers who stand to benefit the most from innovative digital financial services (DFS) are the 2 billion adults globally who have never had access to formal financial services. The world’s poorest people perceive cash to be more reliable and cost-effective than money stored electronically – their perceptions of the risks attached to digital finance differ […]

Hyundai joins ITU to influence international standards for connected cars

Hyundai Motor Company has just become a member of ITU’s standardization arm (ITU-T), underscoring the importance of increased collaboration between the automotive and information and communication technology (ICT) industries in an era of rapid convergence. Hyundai’s participation in ITU will support the company in building its “hyper-connected intelligent cars” platform, which includes smart remote-maintenance services, […]