Category Standards

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My Life Advocating for Accessible ICTs

ICTs help persons with disabilities (PwD) overcome issues of access, be that to education, employment, or physical mobility. Throughout the world, persons living with disabilities are already benefitting from the advantages of ICT-enabled applications. But more needs to be done to make ICTs accessible to persons living with disabilities, so these technologies constitute an opportunity and not a […]

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Kaleidoscope: where social and technical sciences meet

I remember that day in early 2007 quite vividly – my first trip to ITU. The Cooperation between ITU-T and Universities: Consultation Meeting aimed to discuss the link between academic research and standardization. Having just completed the final report on the ‘Interest’ project, an EU project that investigated this same topic, some of our  team […]

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Future Networked Car Symposium 2015 – Photo Journal

During the month of March, ITU150 focused on ‘Innovation and Intelligent Transport Systems’. We look back at the Future Networked Car Symposium 2015. The Future Networked Car Symposium, co-organized by ITU and UNECE to highlight the role of ICTs in the development of intelligent transport systems (ITS) within the automotive industry, had its 10th session […]

lightning-blog

Improving the protection of ICT equipment against lightning strikes

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) pervade almost every aspect of our lives today with innovative devices enabling us to communicate anywhere and at any time. Yet, despite the extraordinary innovation seen in the industry in recent times, ICT devices, home networks and telecommunications equipment have become more vulnerable to the effects of lightning. This is […]

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Green cables for climate monitoring and disaster warning

Continents are connected by information superhighways of fibre-optic submarine cables that span our oceans to provide the backbone of the global telecommunications system. The first submarine communication cable was deployed across the English Channel in 1850, and since, more than a million kilometres of cable have been laid on the ocean floor, covering a significant […]

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e-Security for the Networked Car – What are you doing about it?

We all hear about the exciting developments in the world of the Networked Car and the opportunities and benefits they could bring, particularly with respect to a reduction in the number of deaths and injuries resulting from road traffic accidents and a reduction in harmful emissions arising from improved traffic management. Occasionally we also hear, […]

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Helping Developing Countries to Establish a National Standardization Secretariat

When one goes to meetings of ITU-T Study Groups, the expert groups of ITU’s standardization arm (ITU-T), it is quite normal to see more attendees from developing countries than in the past. Establishing a national standardization secretariat process at home can turn these attendees into more effective participants in ITU-T standardization work. Although some developing […]

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