Category Standards


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Are standards the crux of ICT businesses in today’s digital world?

A Thai Regulator’s Perspective: Industry standards have occupied much of the talk in many industries, especially in technology-intense ones such as telecommunications. It is undeniable that technology has made our lives easier, so it is inevitable that standardization of technology has become more and more important. On one hand, standards promote innovation, competition and international trade. […]


Considering the meaning of convergence

Kaleidoscope events are peer-reviewed academic conferences that aim to identify emerging developments in ICTs and, in particular, areas in need of international standards to support the development of successful products and services. For 2014 the theme is Living in a converged world – impossible without standards? The event will be held at the Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg […]


Interoperability essential for delivering connected healthcare

Continua Health Alliance has established industry standards for end-to-end plug-and-play interoperability for personal connected health devices and systems. Together with ITU, we will promote these standards as the open, global, common interoperability standards for the personal connected health industry. The prevention and management of chronic conditions – such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and heart failure […]


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