Category Infrastructure

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Powering smart grid roll-out

The race is on to upgrade current electric power systems to “smart grids” by incorporating information and communication technologies (ICTs) to deliver power more efficiently, reliably and sustainably. The global Smart Grid as a Service market is expected to more than quadruple in the next decade, from $1.3 billion in 2016 to $6 billion in […]

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World Radio Day: The changing face of radio

“Being an Italian, and in Rome spending one hour in traffic, I am obliged to be a big consumer of radio!” quipped Giacomo Mazzone, Head of Institutional Relations at the European Broadcasting Union, during an interview with ITU at the recent European Radio Show in Paris. Indeed, radio has remained an important source of information and entertainment for listeners […]

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The future of radio: Small ‘content snacks’ on the go? (VIDEO)

With World Radio Day 2017 in mind, ITU went to the European Radio Show in Paris to discuss the importance of radio – and what radio means to a range of different industry leaders. Radio is still one of the most dynamic, reactive and engaging forms of media there is. But how is radio offering new ways to interact […]

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IoT Cybersecurity Alliance launches with AT&T, IBM, Nokia and others

AT&T, IBM, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic have announced that they are collaborating to help address IoT security challenges. The “IoT Cybersecurity Alliance” says the combination of industry-leading security providers and IoT experts will research and raise awareness of ways to better secure the IoT ecosystem. “The explosive growth in the number of […]

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Safer Internet Day 2017: Unite to protect children. (VIDEO)

The Internet can open a world of possibilities for today’s youth. It supports access to education in rural areas, and enables social interactions with friends and relatives. But, dangers persist. Cyberbullying and privacy remain top challenges for keeping children safe online. For example, one out of every four teenagers has experienced cyberbullying at some point […]

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NTT to demo new subsea cable fibre-optic system at 1.44 petabit

Blink and you’ll more than miss it System equates to the simultaneous transmission of 5,000 HDTV films in one second 12 cores in a square lattice optimises capacity of standard 125 micron fibre But…. commercial deployment is 10 years away Submarine cables may not be the sexiest of technologies but they are robust, dependable, they […]

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Level 3 becomes latest telco to boost security against botnet DDoS attacks

New DDoS scrubbing centres open in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore Level 3 instigates enhanced cyber protection for its customers’ networks Threat of botnet attacks on IoT equipment is increasing Over 500,000 botnets based on the Mirai source code believed to be operating Level 3 Communications is the latest telco to step up its security […]