Press Release: Indonesia hosts regional preparatory meeting for ITU’s World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017

Priority areas proposed for Asia-Pacific region Bali, 23 March 2017 – The Regional Preparatory Meeting (RPM) for the Asia-Pacific region was held from 21 to 23 March in Bali, Indonesia. Participants at the meeting assessed the ongoing implementation of the Dubai…

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Press Release: UN Broadband Commission: Time for a “New Deal” if Broadband is to reach everyone, everywhere

Innovative industry collaboration and new public-private partnership models essential if broadband is to accelerate SDG achievement Geneva, 16 March 2017 – The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development held its 2017 Spring Meeting in Hong Kong, SAR of China, today, and committed to concrete…

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New Broadband Commission call to action provides guide to close digital gender gap

Effective and tangible action is urgent, says new report Hong Kong, 15 March 2017- The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide, co-chaired by the GSMA and UNESCO, released a new report, Recommendations for action:…

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Press Release: ITU Publishes Policy Recommendations on Digital Financial Services

Two-year consultation programme concludes with publication of 85 policy recommendations. New global initiative to be launched in April 2017. Geneva, 9 March 2017 – After two years of extensive consultation, the ITU Focus Group on Digital Financial Services (DFS) has…

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Press Release: How to realize the promise of digital health:

The Broadband Commission Working Group highlights the importance of a national digital health strategy Barcelona, Spain, 27 February 2017 – The Novartis Foundation and Nokia have joined forces with a number of Broadband Commissioners and partners representing digital and health…

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Press Release: ITU agrees on key 5G performance requirements for IMT-2020

5G mobile systems to provide lightning speed, ultra-reliable communications for broadband and IoT Geneva, 23 February 2017 – Membership of ITU including key industry players, industry forums, national and regional standards development organizations, regulators, network operators, equipment manufacturers as well as academia…

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