Category Standards

ITU creates new focus group to investigate digital currency, including digital fiat currency

ITU has created a new Focus Group to investigate the emerging questions of how best to standardize and regulate the interoperability and security aspects of digital fiat currency. Titled the ‘ITU-T Focus Group on Digital Currency including Digital Fiat Currency’, the group is open to participation by any interested party and will begin work in […]

New G.fast trials bring new deployment scenarios of the ITU technology

ZTE and NetCologne start G.fast pilot phase in the German city Next generation DSLAM will increase frequency to 212MHz 260,000 households to be served by G.fast in Cologne this year Austria starts tests of 10Gbit/s XG-FAST technology from Nokia NetCologne, the regional ISP and telco in the German city of Cologne, has announced the start […]

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 […]