ITU Blog: Green cables for climate monitoring and disaster warning

Continents are connected by information superhighways of fibre-optic submarine cables that span our oceans to provide the backbone of the global telecommunications system. The first submarine communication cable was deployed across the English Channel in 1850, and since, more than…

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ITU/EC events within Smart Week Genova

Smart Sustainable Cities will be the focal topic  at ITU/EC events during the upcoming Smart Week Genova. Profiting from the presence of high-level policymakers and experts in urban development, the ITU/EC events will advance cities’ incorporation of smart technologies to…

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Montevideo forum closes with agreements on Smart Sustainable Cities

The Smart Sustainable Cities Forum held in Montevideo, Uruguay has come to an end with participants agreeing that smart sustainable cities are the future for Latin America and the Caribbean. Specifically highlighted was the importance of improving the efficiency of city…

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Montevideo events highlight ICTs crucial for urban sustainability

The innovative use of ICTs to help build more livable and sustainable cities has been highlighted during a series of events in Montevideo this week. The events focused on Smart Sustainable Cities (SSCs) and the role of policies and standards…

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