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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ITU Blog: Driving scalable digital financial services

ITU’s Focus Group on Digital Financial Services (FG DFS) will meet in Geneva, 15-16 December, preceded by an ITU Workshop on Digital Financial Services and Financial Inclusion, 14 December. The latest post to the ITU Blog looks at the challenges facing…

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Upcoming ITU workshop on VoLTE and ViLTE service interoperability

An ITU workshop in Geneva, 1 December, will explore the challenges facing the interconnection of operators’ networks to enable the provision of interoperable, high-quality voice and video services over packet-based fixed-mobile hybrid environments. Learn more about the workshop and register…

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ITU Blog: New EMF app explores wireless safety

Wireless communications technology is integral to modern society. We are always within arm’s reach of mobile phones, tablets and other wireless devices. New mobile base stations and telecommunications towers are being erected all the time, expanding our access to high-quality…

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Call for bids: Test labs to assess performance of mobile phones within car hands-free systems

ITU is calling for test labs to bid for the opportunity to become ITU’s preferred facility for the testing of mobile phones’ compatibility with Bluetooth-enabled car hands-free telephone systems. The successful bidder will test the performance of mobile phones in…

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ITU Blog: Always-on Internet and the importance of traffic management to 5G and OTT

Enabling free and open exchange of information was one of the founding principles of the Internet. Upholding this principle calls for constant innovation, with the ICT community always in search of smarter ways to increase the carrying capacity and routing…

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