Tag Archives: internet regulation

Data deluge motivates ITU standard on deep packet inspection

ITU-T members have approved a new ITU standard on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) which will enable Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to manage network traffic more efficiently and thereby heighten users’ quality of service and quality of experience (QoS and QoE). These buy-side advantages are mirrored by advantages on the supply-side, in that ISPs are granted […]

WCIT off to a flying start

The buzz, debates and misinformation This is the report on Day One of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), directly from Dubai. The conference started off in a positive way that did not reflect the sometimes bitter debate that has taken place in the press in recent months – although, of course, there was […]

Report on the eve of WCIT

Hello from Dubai where the WCIT  – World Conference on International Telecommunications #WCIT12  – under the auspice of the United Nations agency the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) –  is set to get underway. But obviously there is already a buzz around the World Trade Centre in Dubai , where the conference takes place, as there are […]

WCIT-12: Clarification needed during Open Letter season

It is with great surprise and disappointment that ITU notes the joint letter signed by Greenpeace International and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) which was addressed to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon regarding the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12). The assertions in the open letter cannot go unchallenged, as many of the issues raised […]

Technological solutions to assist vulnerable user groups online

The majority of social network site users around the world are young people. Various issues regarding their involvement in social media have been well documented in many reports such as the one by ACMA in Australia. As we have seen in cases around the globe, some of these youngsters are rather naïve. Teenagers are inclined […]