ITU Blog: LDC’s 30-year push for equitable ICT access

The developing world has long been at the forefront of demanding equitable access to our digital world and the global innovation that it spurs every day. I can personally trace this demand for digital equity back to ITU’s 1985 World Administrative…

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ITU Blog: Tracking illegal wildlife trade with #BigData

Great apes have disappeared from Gambia, Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo; a subspecies of Javan rhino went extinct in Vietnam in 2011 and the last western black rhinos have vanished from Cameroon; and up to 73 million sharks are killed…

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ITU Blog: How can Satellites help to achieve the SDGs?

Today, there are over 1,300 satellites in space, used for a variety of tasks that are pivotal to our networked lives. Space activities include the provision of global positioning information, helping to prevent and mitigate natural and man-made disasters, and…

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ITU Blog: How ICTs can open up the world of music to deaf people

The recent World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2016 (WTISD 2016)celebrations in Geneva followed the theme of ICT entrepreneurship for social impact. It featured akeynote presentation from Mr Raphael Silva, co-founder of Project Ludwig, an application which brings music to the…

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ITU Blog: We don’t have a plan B for the future: ICTs and achieving the SDGs

Very early on in my medical career, I saw that children and their mothers got sick primarily because of the conditions under which they were living. I became convinced that if you want to do good for people in our…

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ITU Blog: Netflix in SE Asia: lessons for OTT players?

The global video streaming market is set to reach USD 70 billion by 2021, and Netflix aims to cash in on the 18% compound annual growth rate amid rising competition. Already the world’s leading video-streaming service with over 81 million members,…

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