Tag Archives: standards

How can ICT standards help align privacy and security? Experts share insight at GSS

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have dramatically improved real-time communication worldwide. However, they bring about a host of privacy and security challenges. ITU’s third Global Standards Symposium (GSS) brought together a diverse range of thought leaders to discuss these challenges on Monday, on the eve of ITU’s quadrennial World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-16) in Hammamet, […]

Mobile Money: Getting Banking Services to the Poor

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has recently taken on a new and challenging task: to promote digital financial inclusion through the adoption of technical standards. The UN Agency for Telecommunications, more commonly known for its work in fields such as radio frequency spectrum, cloud computing or new generations of mobile technology, has established a new […]

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. […]

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 […]

New video codec to ease pressure on global networks

A new video coding standard building on the Prime-Time Emmy award winning ITU-T H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC was agreed by ITU members last week. The new codec will considerably ease the burden on global networks where, by some estimates, video accounts for more than half of bandwidth use. The new standard, known informally as – […]

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 […]