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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 […]

china m2m blog

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 […]

plug and play blog

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 […]

itu-t blog

What will the rise of open source mean for standardization and 5G?

Open-source software makes its source code free for all to use, alter and share, giving a community of developers the freedom to extend software’s functionality and applicability. Industry players developing proprietary software were among the first to feel the disruption from open-source developments, but with the emergence of network ‘softwarization’ – demonstrated by the growing […]

smart cities blog

Report: Smart Cities need standardized IoT

Smart City planners might be tempted to go for non-open standard IoT solutions Extra costs will result The solution is to push for open standards Smart City planners may be in a somewhat of a double bind. On the one hand they want to deploy technology now to pursue various goals around power or traffic […]

G.FAST BLOG Providers worldwide step up trials to meet broadband demand

The demand for superfast broadband is growing as bandwidth-intensive services such as Ultra-HD streaming, next-generation IPTV, communications via HD video and advanced cloud-based storage become the norm. Fibre-optic Internet access enables the fastest connections, but in urban areas already wired with legacy copper telephone wiring, deploying Fibre to the Home (FTTH) services may not be […]