New ITU standard: Information-centric networking to support 5G

ITU members have approved a new standard on information-centric networking, a promising approach to achieving ultra-low-latency communications in the IMT-2020 (5G) environment. The standard is the first to emerge from ITU’s study of the wireline technology enablers of future 5G…

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26 May, Hangzhou, China: ITU events on Integrated Broadband Cable Networks

An ITU workshop on TV and content delivery over Integrated Broadband Cable Networks in Hangzhou, China, 26 May 2017, will explore the latest industry innovations and associated demands on international standardization in the field of Integrated Broadband Cable Networks, networks…

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North-American industry leaders highlight strategic priorities for 5G standardization

Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) of leading ICT companies in North America have reaffirmed that fixed-mobile convergence will be fundamental to the success of 5G systems. CTOs have also highlighted the great promise of information-centric networking to assist dynamic, performance-oriented management…

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ITU Blog: A new age of orchestration for 5G

As we approach 2020, one of the most important areas of ITU work will be our international standardization of 5G systems. ITU is supporting the development of a 5G environment where we will all have access to highly reliable communications,…

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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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Q&A: What’s the economic impact of ‘over-the-top’ (OTT) players?

Over-the-top (OTT) services such as Skype and WhatsApp are among today’s most popular communications services, and their providers are among the information and communication technology (ICT) sector’s most innovative and profitable companies. Network operators and OTT players, despite having quite…

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