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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
Monday, 24 September 2012 18:02

Australia's low broadband ranking

The opposition says it, the government said it when it was in opposition, we all say it – Australia is way off the pace in broadband penetration. A major new ITU (International Telecommunications Union) report places us 26th – after Slovenia, but ahead of Barbados.

Published in Networking

IT consultancy Analysys Mason has warned that the ITU's forthcoming review of the International Telecommunications Regulations could extend these to the Internet and that any such expansion is "not only unnecessary, but could harm the growth of the Internet in developing countries."

Published in Technology Regulation

For the first time, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is inviting the general public to input contributions to its upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12).

Published in Technology Regulation

Alcatel-Lucent is calling for urgent action to improve the energy efficiency of telecommunications networks amid predictions that, on current projections, the Internet could consume as much as 10 percent of global energy supply by 2020.

Published in Strategy

The International Telecommunication Union's telecommunication and information and communication technology statistics have been made available through the Google Public Data Explorer (PDE).

Published in Market
Just days after the Australian Information Industry Assocation chastised the expert panel reviewing the $10b Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) for failing to give any acknowledgement to the role of ICTs in clean energy development, the International Telecommunication Union has issued a 'call for action' to get greater recognition of the role information and communications technologies can play in sustainable development.
Published in Government Tech Policy
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has produced, in conjunction with Ernst & Young, a manifesto as part of its bid to bring broadband connectivity to the whole world.
Published in Government Tech Policy
NBN has wheeled out the big guns - the International Telecommunication Union - to refute claims by Malcolm Turnbull that it is being reckless in commissioning geostationary satellites without first securing orbital slots for them.
Published in Development
It is said that to limit global temperature rise to 2°C, emissions need to be capped at approximately 44 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2020. However emission are likely to hit 53 gigatonnes by 2020. The ITU says that ICT and broadband-enabled applications could limit the total to just 45.2 gigatonnes by 2020.
Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 09 February 2012 16:27

ITU progresses cloud interoperability

The International Telecommunication Union's Telecoms sector (ITU-T) Study Group 13 (SG 13) has created a new working party on cloud computing.

Published in Cloud Computing

For years cellular mobile and WiMAX network operators along with their network and device suppliers have been touting their wireless broadband offerings as 4G, but the International Telecommunication Union has only just finalised the 4G standards.

A handful of the world's major standards development organisations - ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TIA, TTA and TTC - have announced plans to form a global initiative for m2m standardisation.

Published in Development
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