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The ITU (International Telegraph Union) has announced an official roadmap for 5G mobile development and defined a new standard for its vision. Although the ITU has released few actual details, widespread reports say that 5G means up to 20Gbps speeds, a 5G Olympics, IoT advances and more.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New approaches to regulation and infrastructure funding are required to promote digital inclusion and to close the ‘digital gap’ between industrialised economies and developing economies in emerging markets.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 18 May 2015 22:01

ITU celebrates 150th anniversary

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations agency for information and communication technologies, has just marked its 150th anniversary as one of the driving forces spreading the benefits of new communications technologies around the globe.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 12:50

US Commerce Secretary pledges open Internet

The US Commerce Secretary has pledged support for a ‘free and open’ Internet.

Published in Technology Regulation
Monday, 30 June 2014 06:51

ITU to promote mobile money for the poor

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has established a focus group on digital financial services to promote financial inclusion using ICT. It says the initiative is in response to a proposal from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is a member of ITU's standardisation body.

Published in Mobility

Amid all the conspiracy theories, the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may yet lead to action on real-time monitoring standards for international flights.

Published in Data
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Friday, 18 October 2013 06:44

A common mobile phone charging standard?

There has been talk for years of standardisation of mobile phone chargers.Are we any closer?

Published in Mobility
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Thursday, 17 October 2013 06:10

An Internet community ‘call to arms’

There is continued debate over how the Internet should be governed. The Australian Internet Governance Forum has been told the situation is ‘nearing a crisis point’.

Published in Networking

The ITU has released its annual report on ICT usage around the world. There is a still a significant digital divide, but the developing world is improving rapidly. So is Australia.

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013 08:55

New video standard to ease web's traffic load

The ITU has taken the first steps to standardise a new video codec that will enable video to be carried in half the bandwidth of the current standard, which is used to carry 80 percent of the video traffic on the Internet.

The 12th World Congress on IT (WCIT-12) in Dubai has ended in failure and acrimony as 80 mainly Western countries refused to sign a new treaty which would have subjected the Internet to the same sort of international control as conventional telecommunications.

Published in Technology Regulation
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The ITU's World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) ends in Doha today. After twelve days of attempting to reach a consensus, talks have collapsed.

Published in Technology Regulation
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Monday, 10 December 2012 11:38

ITU accused of ignoring external inputs to WCIT

The ITU has been accused of ignoring input from non-government bodies to its World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12), now underway in Dubai.

Published in Technology Regulation

The 12th World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT‑12), has opened in Dubai and will run until 14 December. Normally such events attract little attention, but this one has a high profile because of proposals from some countries for greater control over the Internet.

Published in Technology Regulation
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Friday, 23 November 2012 07:47

.NXT puts all WCIT-12 documents online

There has been a great furore surrounding both the agenda for and the secrecy surrounding the International Telecommunications Union's (ITU's) upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12). The .NXT organisation is to be congratulated for dealing with the latter by making all WCIT-12 documents available online.

Published in Cornered!

The chorus of concerned voices being raised ahead of the International Telecommunication Union's forthcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) is growing in both the number and the status of participants. The ITU's latest attempt to address those concerns is not re-assuring.

Published in Cornered!

Greenpeace and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) have joined forces to lobby against what they say is a move by "certain countries" to use the ITU to take control of the Internet.

Published in Technology Regulation

An OECD report on Internet traffic exchange says the current model based on voluntary contractual agreements has been hugely successful and could be seriously undermined by attempts - reported to be on the agenda of the ITU's global conference in December - to impose the type of regulation that has governed international voice telephony for decades.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 18:38

A new take on the digital divide

The Digital Divide has been hot political potato in Australia for years. Now the ITU has come up with a new way of measuring it that might just reveal it to be bigger than it's generally regarded.

Published in Cornered!

The ITU's annual report on the global information society has revealed the key role played by mobile networks in bringing the populations of developing countries online: mobile broadband services now outnumber fixed by two to one and are in many countries cheaper than fixed broadband services.

Published in Market
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