1st prize at Kaleidoscope 2016: Disaster warning in Maldives, Myanmar and the Philippines

Biplov Bhandari, Angga Bayu Marthafifsa and Manzul Kumar Hazarika (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand), and Francis Boon, Nuwan Waidyanatha and Lutz Frommberger (Sahana Software Foundation, USA) claimed 1st prize at ITU Kaleidoscope 2016: ICTs for a Sustainable World. Kaleidoscope 2016…

Share Button

ITU Blog: Are we doing enough to protect vulnerable users of mobile money?

Consumers who stand to benefit the most from innovative digital financial services (DFS) are the 2 billion adults globally who have never had access to formal financial services. The world’s poorest people perceive cash to be more reliable and cost-effective…

Share Button

Press Release: Hyundai becomes an ITU member to influence international standards for connected cars

Major Korean carmaker joins ITU work to improve road safety and automotive data security Hyundai Motor Company has just become a member of ITU’s standardization arm (ITU-T), underscoring the importance of increased collaboration between the automotive and information and communication…

Share Button

5-9 December, Geneva: ITU to showcase innovation for smart 5G systems

Network softwarization, 5G architecture, information-centric networking and related open-source innovation will be in focus at the final meeting of the ITU-T Focus Group on network aspects of IMT-2020 (5G) in Geneva, 5-9 December. A workshop and demo day on 7…

Share Button

Press Release: ITU-T Focus Group on Digital Financial Services publishes new position papers ahead of final meetings, 6-8 December

ITU’s dedicated Focus Group for Digital Financial Services (DFS) published today eight new reports that reveal key findings on how mobile banking services can help alleviate poverty for millions ahead of final meetings in December. “Mobile banking services bring direct…

Share Button

ITU Blog: New ITU standard can help bring broadband to rural communities

Connecting the unconnected is often described as an unprofitable exercise. My view is quite different. The Information Society cannot be truly global, a true digital reflection of humanity’s knowledge, without connecting all the world’s people. Our profit motive? Preventing social…

Share Button