Communiqué: World’s leading standards bodies join forces in support of smart cities

Coalition to develop the standardized interfaces essential to the interconnection of city systems Inspired by dialogue at the World Smart City Forum in Singapore, 13 July 2016, representatives of IEC, ISO, ITU, IEEE, CEN-CENELEC and ETSI convened at a follow-up…

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ITU Blog: Can Orange and AT&T accelerate open-source and standards for NFV/SDN?

Network function virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) are seen as crucial to the future of the telecoms industry, with carriers keen to grasp new opportunities to innovate and increase the dynamism of their networks. Last month, Orange and…

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5-9 September: 6th ITU Green Standards Week to focus on Smart Sustainable Cities

5-9 September: 6th ITU Green Standards Week to focus on Smart Sustainable Cities

The 6th ITU Green Standards Week (GSW) will explore the importance of technical standardization in enabling the transition to Smart Sustainable Cities. In preparation for the upcoming Habitat III, participants will work towards the agreement of a declaration highlighting the…

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Video interview with Standards Director Chaesub Lee on the importance of WTSA-16

The World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA) is an ITU governing conference held every four years for ITU members to define the strategic direction and structure of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T). The overarching objective of WTSA is to ensure…

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ITU Blog: Championing interoperability for financial inclusion

Interoperability – a term used in a variety of industries, including telecommunications and financial services – is generally understood to refer to the ability of different systems and sometimes even different products to seamlessly interact. For payment systems, “interoperability” depends…

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United for Smart Sustainable Cities advocacy platform: Leadership team and terms of reference announced

The first meeting of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) global initiative held in Geneva, 21-22 July, has appointed the initiative’s leadership team and agreed the Terms of Reference to guide the advocacy to be undertaken by its three…

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