Category Standards

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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 […]

The 2017 Hyundai Motor Co. Ioniq electric vehicle is displayed during Automobility LA ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The Connected Car Expo and LA Auto Show press days have merged to form AutoMobility LA. The show is open to the public November 18-27. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

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, […]

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CTOs meet with ITU in Bangkok to discuss 5G strategy, standards

Fourteen high-level industry executives met Sunday with senior ITU management for the eighth invitation-only CTO Meeting, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand on the eve of the annual ITU Telecom World event. Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) and other top executives from companies such as Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Nokia, NEC, ZTE, KT, NTT, DoCoMo […]

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ITU standardization takes up strong position to power the smart 5G era

ITU membership has called for ITU’s standardization arm to expand its study of the wireline networking innovations required to achieve the ambitious performance targets of smart 5G systems. This call has come in parallel with ITU members’ reaffirmation of the importance of ITU’s standardization work to drive the coordinated development of ultra-high-speed transport networks, the […]

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The importance of making ICTs accessible (+VIDEO)

About 15% of the global population – roughly one billion people worldwide – live with some form of disability.  Over 80% of those with disabilities live in isolated rural areas in developing countries. Information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as mobile phones, satellites or the Internet, promote digital inclusion; they can help people to participate […]

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How ITU’s standards work is boosting progress on ICT accessibility (+VIDEO)

As information and communication technologies (ICTs) become increasingly integral to daily life in today’s digital economy, it is more important than ever that ICTs are accessible to people with disabilities. ICT accessibility was the topic of discussion at a side event during the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-16) in Hammamet, Tunisia this week. Masahito Kawamori, […]

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Zimbabwe’s Hilda Mutseyekwa discusses gender equality at launch of ITU WISE (VIDEO)

ITU WISE, the first Women in Standardization Expert Group event, was held at the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly in Hammamet, Tunisia yesterday. The event began with a workshop on practical skills for successful negotiations, followed by a panel discussion highlighting the experiences of leading women from the ICT and standardization fields. But addressing gender inequality […]