Press Release: World Bank Group, ITU and CPMI launch ‘Financial Inclusion Global Initiative’

Connection of millions of unbanked people to formal financial systems accelerated Geneva, 27 July 2017 – A new global programme to advance research in digital finance and accelerate digital financial inclusion in developing countries, the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative, has been launched…

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Why cities need guidelines to monetize IoT data

By Omar Elloumi, IoT evangelist and thought leader at oneM2M and Nokia Bell Labs and CTO group The first meeting of the new ITU-T Focus Group on Data Processing and Management (DPM) confirmed that “data is the new oil”, fast becoming powerful fuel…

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Orchestration for 5G: New ITU standards and demos of softwarization and slicing (VIDEO)

Orchestration for 5G: New ITU standards and demos of softwarization and slicing (VIDEO)

“Is 5G the revitalization of the telecoms business? Our answer is – yes, it is.” This is the view of Hyungsoo Kim, KT, speaking to the new business opportunities that 5G will present network operators as they support ICT-enabled innovation…

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17-19 October, Geneva: First meeting of new ITU Focus Group to analyze standardization demands of distributed ledger technologies

ITU has created a new Focus Group to analyze the standardization demands of applications and services built on distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain. The group is titled the ‘ITU-T Focus Group on Application of Distributed Ledger Technology’ and is…

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ITU creates new Focus Group to investigate digital currency including digital fiat currency

ITU has created a new Focus Group to investigate the emerging questions of how best to standardize and regulate the interoperability and security aspects of digital fiat currency. Titled the ‘ITU-T Focus Group on Digital Currency including Digital Fiat Currency’,…

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19 April, Washington DC, US: Workshop to plan next phase of global collaboration in digital financial services

An upcoming workshop in Washington DC, US, 19 April, will present the findings of the ITU Focus Group on Digital Financial Services and discuss the next phase of global collaboration aimed at stimulating the rollout of digital financial services (DFS)….

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