ITU Blog: Google and Facebook invest in trans-Pacific infrastructure

Google and Facebook have teamed up to build the largest-capacity trans-Pacific undersea internet cable to date, between Los Angeles to Hong Kong. The 12,800 km Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) will have an estimated cable capacity of 120 Tbps once…

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ITU Blog: Why AirPods may be pivotal to Apple’s AI push

The iPhone 7’s AirPods wireless headphones have divided analyst opinion: Is the W1 chipset – Apple’s first-ever wireless chip – a game changer or does it lack originality? “The new AirPods are a wholly new product,” says Paul Erickson, IHS Markit…

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ITU Blog: Connecting the next 1.5 billion needs targeted multi-stakeholder efforts

In the second installment of our sneak preview blogs from contributors to the 2016 State of Broadband Report, an American diplomat reveals a plan to build stronger offline relationships to help advance #ICT4SDG. The Global Connect Initiative for Accelerating Global…

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ITU Blog: The Highways of Tomorrow

In the first of three blogs this week that will feature some of the expert insights from the forthcoming 2016 State of Broadband Commission Report, Sunil Bharti Mittal, the founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises, describes how his company, Bharti Airtel…

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ITU Blog: Perspectives from Pakistan – women in ICT engineering

“Why are you wasting your time and money on engineering? All you’ll ever be is a housewife,” said one discouraging voice. Another spoke softly, “You poor soul, engineering isn’t for women.” A professor in my first year of engineering studies…

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ITU Blog: #SDGs: connectivity is essential!

The 2016 High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development was the first major review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs themselves in September 2015. The HLPF was marked by passionate support for achieving the ambitious goals,…

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