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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ITU Blog: Are we doing enough to protect vulnerable users of mobile money?

Consumers who stand to benefit the most from innovative digital financial services (DFS) are the 2 billion adults globally who have never had access to formal financial services. The world’s poorest people perceive cash to be more reliable and cost-effective…

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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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