Press Release: ITU accelerates study of smart-city data management

Open group to identify standardization demands of data-driven smart cities Geneva, 30 March 2017 – ITU has established a new Focus Group to research data processing and management in the context of smart cities. The group is open to participation…

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Press Release: ITU Publishes Policy Recommendations on Digital Financial Services

Two-year consultation programme concludes with publication of 85 policy recommendations. New global initiative to be launched in April 2017. Geneva, 9 March 2017 – After two years of extensive consultation, the ITU Focus Group on Digital Financial Services (DFS) has…

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eCurrency joins ITU to drive international acceptance of digital fiat currency

eCurrency joins ITU to drive international acceptance of digital fiat currency

eCurrency has become a member of ITU’s standardization arm, ITU-T, to influence the development of the international standards to provide the technical underpinnings of digital fiat currency. Digital fiat currency authorized and issued by a country’s Central Bank – recognized…

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Learn more about ITU’s work to expand digital financial inclusion (+VIDEO)

The study of the drivers of digital financial inclusion initiated by the ITU Focus Group on Digital Financial Services (FG DFS) has led ITU to partner with the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in establishing a…

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ITU Blog: ITU to join new global initiative to expand digital financial inclusion

Just over two years ago, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation joined ITU to establish a Focus Group on Digital Financial Services for Financial Inclusion. The goal was to tackle some of the main challenges countries face when promoting access to…

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ITU Focus Group delivers draft international standards to support 5G innovation

The ITU-T Focus Group on network aspects of IMT-2020 (‘5G’) has concluded its preliminary study into the networking innovations required to achieve the ambitious performance targets of smart 5G systems. The group’s output takes the form of five draft ITU international standards…

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