Industry calls for ITU to develop ICT energy-efficiency metrics

Operators and manufacturers including ADNet Telecom, China Mobile, Fastweb, Huawei, KPN, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone have called for ITU to develop a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to assess the energy efficiency of networks and networking equipment, and software…

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ITU Blog: What will the rise of open source mean for standardization and 5G?

ITU Blog: What will the rise of open source mean for standardization and 5G?

Open-source software makes its source code free for all to use, alter and share, giving a community of developers the freedom to extend software’s functionality and applicability. Industry players developing proprietary software were among the first to feel the disruption…

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Combating the counterfeiting of ICT equipment – ITU Technical Report available in six languages

The revised ITU Technical Report on Counterfeit ICT Equipment approved by ITU members in December 2015 is now available for download free of charge in the six official languages of the Union. The report offers background information on the nature…

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In Memoriam: Pedro Oliva Brunet

In Memoriam: Pedro Oliva Brunet

Pedro Oliva Brunet represented Cuba in ITU governing conferences and was an active contributor to ITU standardization. An engineer with over 50 years’ experience in telecommunications, Pedro played a leading role in ITU’s study of economic and policy aspects of…

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ITU Blog: G.fast – Providers worldwide step up trials to meet broadband demand

The demand for superfast broadband is growing as bandwidth-intensive services such as Ultra-HD streaming, next-generation IPTV, communications via HD video and advanced cloud-based storage become the norm. Fibre-optic Internet access enables the fastest connections, but in urban areas already wired…

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