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…

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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…

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Press Release: Delivering best practices and more collaboration will drive interoperability of digital financial services

Access to payments infrastructures and National Payments Systems latest reports from ITU Focus Group on Digital Financial Services Geneva, 16 September 2016: Interoperability enables users worldwide to make electronic payment transactions with any other user – regardless of their service…

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ITU Blog: Championing interoperability for financial inclusion

Interoperability – a term used in a variety of industries, including telecommunications and financial services – is generally understood to refer to the ability of different systems and sometimes even different products to seamlessly interact. For payment systems, “interoperability” depends…

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Press Release: Managing the regulatory environment and consumer protection – latest reports from ITU Focus Group on Digital Financial Services

Further clarification to help drive development of international framework for regulators, operators and providers in the telecom and financial services sectors Geneva, 12 July 2016 – The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Focus Group on Digital Financial Services has published two…

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ITU Blog: The foundation of India’s new digital payments platform

India’s government launched its “Unified Payment Interface” in April to bring basic financial services to Indian citizens using mobile-wireless technology. This would not have been possible without Aadhaar. India’s biometric ID programme began in September 2010. Named Aadhaar after the…

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