Category Standards


ICT executives discuss key issues in ITU CxO Meeting in Tunisia

How can network operators and other digital service providers meet the growing demand for faster connectivity in an era of exponential growth in video traffic? How can they lower their capital expenditures (capex) as they invest in solutions to speed the deployment of gigabit-speed broadband? And how can they work with “over-the-top” (OTT) players such […]


First commercial launch in Europe

Swisscom announced that it has launched Europe’s first commercial service in Switzerland. Today, 1,000 customers are using a connection, which can reach speeds of 500Mbps. “According to our current planning there will be about 100,000 connections [by] end of 2017,” Armin Schädeli, a spokesman for Swisscom, told ITU News. RELATED: providers […]


How standards build trust: World Standards Day 2016

World Standards Day 2016 celebrates how ‘standards build trust’ by connecting us with reliable modes of communication, codes of practice and frameworks for cooperation. International standards speak to the diversity of our interconnected world, introducing uniformity at the interfaces where we need to be certain that we are speaking on the same terms. Social interaction […]

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Why the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly is so important (VIDEO)

The World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA) is an ITU governing conference held every four years for ITU members to define the strategic direction and structure of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T). The overarching objective of WTSA is to ensure that ITU-T remains well positioned to support the development of the Information Society. Standardization is […]

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Championing interoperability for financial inclusion: carrot or stick?

Interoperability – a term used in a variety of industries, including telecommunications and financial services – is generally understood to refer to the ability of different systems and sometimes even different products to seamlessly interact. For payment systems, “interoperability” depends not only on the technical ability of two platforms to interact but also the contractual […]

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Why China will retain its M2M leadership: new report

A newly published research report from Ernst & Young says that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is leading the world in terms of machine-to-machine technologies and concludes that it will continue to do so as the sector is set to experience “explosive growth” over the next five years. The report, “M2M in China: Opportunities […]

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5G migration: Easy as plug-and-play?

Ericsson has just announced new “plug-ins” aimed at preparing today’s LTE networks for the migration necessary to support future 5G services. The “5G Plug-Ins” are software-driven components that bring 5G technology concepts to today’s cellular networks. They were created as a result of the various 5G field trials and collaboration work Ericsson is undertaking with over 20 […]