Press release: High Level Speakers to lead ITU Telecom World Forum discussions on importance of collaboration for digital growth

Representatives from different continents and sectors will spark global debate Geneva, 22 July 2016 – Speakers from governments and industry from around the world will provide contrasting perspectives on the theme of “Collaborating in the Digital Economy” at this year’s…

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Press release: ITU releases 2016 ICT figures

ICT services getting more affordable – but more than half the world’s population still not using the Internet Geneva, 22 July 2016 – New data released today by ITU, the UN specialized agency for information and communication technology (ICT), show that 3.9…

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ITU Blog: What #PokemonGo means for Augmented Reality

On 6 July 2016, the gaming world changed – and it has wide reaching implications. Pokémon Go, the augmented reality (AR) game that uses mobile phone location data to help players catch digital creatures found in their environs which are…

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ITU Blog: Microsoft’s LinkedIn deal highlights key ICT trends

Microsoft’s deal to purchase LinkedIn at a 50% premium to its share price is one of the largest tech acquisitions in decades. It will be important to watch how the USD26.2 billion deal is implemented, because the move spotlights two trends with…

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ITU Blog: Telco security collaboration – the tide that raises all ships

European telecommunications operators, despite being fierce competitors in some markets, share a spirit of trust and collaboration in their approach to information security, a spirit of essential importance in making a stand against cybercrime. This spirit of trust and collaboration…

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Press Release: Managing the regulatory environment and consumer protection – latest reports from ITU Focus Group on Digital Financial Services

Further clarification to help drive development of international framework for regulators, operators and providers in the telecom and financial services sectors Geneva, 12 July 2016 – The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Focus Group on Digital Financial Services has published two…

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