New ITU-T standard on cloud-based Big Data

ITU members have achieved first-stage approval (‘consent’) of the first ITU-T standard on Big Data. The standard details the requirements, capabilities and use cases of cloud-based Big Data as well as its ‘system context’, a high-level view of a cloud-based…

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ITU Blog: Always-on Internet and the importance of traffic management to 5G and OTT

Enabling free and open exchange of information was one of the founding principles of the Internet. Upholding this principle calls for constant innovation, with the ICT community always in search of smarter ways to increase the carrying capacity and routing…

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New ITU-T core information model for transition to software-defined networking

ITU members have achieved first-stage approval (‘consent’) of a core information model for transport resources which will enable smooth transition from traditional management using an Operation Support System (OSS) to Software-Defined Networking (SDN) architectures. The new standard gives operators the…

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Deadline extension for Kaleidoscope 2015 academic papers

The submission deadline for Kaleidoscope academic papers has been extended to 20 July. Kaleidoscope 2015 – Trust in the Information Society will be held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, 9-11 December 2015. A prize fund totaling $10,000 will be…

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ITU Blog: Kaleidoscope – Where social and technical sciences meet

I remember that day in early 2007 quite vividly – my first trip to ITU. The Cooperation between ITU-T and Universities: Consultation Meeting aimed to discuss the link between academic research and standardization. Having just completed the final report on…

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