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Quantum computing: New threats require new security approaches

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming smarter, faster, and more humanlike thanks to the inevitable rise of quantum computing. “While today’s computers can find patterns buried in vast amounts of existing data, quantum computers will deliver solutions where data may be incomplete or patterns cannot be seen because the number of exploration paths to get to […]

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 […]

Will Ericsson’s 5G licensing price list help bolster the ‘FRAND’ principle?

Ericsson goes for transparent 5G patent pricing Hopes the rest of the industry will follow to avoid disruptive litigation  Will Ericsson’s move make a difference? Stung by the increasing complexity surrounding Intellectual property in 5G (not to mention the unpleasantness and litigation uncertainty apparent with current technologies), Ericsson has decided to take a lead of […]

Q&A: What’s the economic impact of ‘over-the-top’ (OTT) players?

Over-the-top (OTT) services such as Skype and WhatsApp are among today’s most popular communications services, and their providers are among the information and communication technology (ICT) sector’s most innovative and profitable companies. Network operators and OTT players, despite having quite different business models, sometimes find themselves in competition in fields where they provide equivalent services. […]

Can we secure connected cars from hackers? ‘The problem is cost.’ (VIDEO)

“There is, in the car industry, a very specific split on security,” Arnaud Taddei, Director of Security Solutions Architecture at Symantec told ITU on the sidelines of last week’s Future Networked Car event at the world-famous Geneva International Motor Show. “There is safety on one side, which is about the reliability of the car from […]

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 […]

Paving the way to gender equality: A welcome honour indeed!

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, ITU News is running a special series of blog posts on women in information and communication technologies (ICTs). All week, we’re featuring stories about women in tech and global programmes to accelerate the pace of progress for gender equality in ICTs.  Last Wednesday evening I received a pleasant surprise: […]