Category Infrastructure

Winning the market with local content – an entrepreneur’s journey in Malaysia

How did a Malaysian video-streaming service, DailyTV, gain 1 million users within the first year of launch? “We filled up this platform with the best local content, we launched our services, and it just kicked off,” says Kevin Saw, CEO and co-founder of Evangeline Verto, the company that produced the popular platform. Mr. Saw’s comments […]

Three ways to promote and preserve linguistic diversity online

Only 5% of the world’s existing languages are readily accessible on the Internet according to the Broadband Commission. With more than 7,000 distinct languages in use around the world, many of them are at risk of going extinct. To ensure that the world’s abundance of linguistic diversity is well-preserved, there are international efforts needed to ensure […]

China’s One Belt, One Road can improve lives at scale through ICT investment

As China embarks on its One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative to reinvigorate key international trade routes through massive infrastructure projects, one of the most important investment areas will be information and communication technologies (ICTs). ICTs form the backbone of today’s digital economy. They enable the work of industries and services, governments, businesses and citizens. […]

FCC’s Pai launches plans to revise net neutrality rules

The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai has launched a broad plan to revise the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules, which were enacted in 2015 to help ensure that all online content is treated the same by broadband service providers in the U.S. The FCC’s plan would “reverse utility-style regulation for broadband providers […]

Is your dishwashing machine cyber secure?

The dangers of malware-infected dishwashers made headlines last month with the discovery of a security vulnerability in a Miele dishwasher. Any denial-of-dishwashing attack should be considered a serious crime in itself, we would all agree, but this particular case was made more concerning by the fact that the dishwasher in question was designed for use in […]

G20 digital economy meeting highlights key role of ICTs

Last week’s G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Conference in Düsseldorf, Germany marked the first such meeting of digital ministers of the 19 leading economic nations and the European Union (G20). The conference was one of several ministerial-level meetings held to discuss individual G20 topics in-depth in preparation for the G20 Summit on 7-8 July in Hamburg, Germany. It established a general agreement […]

More girls in tech? Safaricom’s CEO Bob Collymore shares some lessons

“The world has an opportunity to gain trillions of dollars, if [we] can just deal with women’s inequality,” Safaricom’s CEO Bob Collymore told ITU News during an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the Seedstars Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland yesterday. Fresh off celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the launch of Safaricom’s world-famous mobile money service, M-Pesa, Mr. […]