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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Bridging the Standardization Gap: Lessons from the Caribbean

“In perusing the work of BSG [ITU’s Bridging the Standardization Gap programme], I was pleased to note that its main goals include addressing the disparities in the ability of developing countries to access and influence international ITU telecommunication standards, and facilitating…

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3-5 April, Manizales, Colombia: 7th ITU Green Standards Week to explore Circular Economy and Smart Sustainable Cities

3-5 April, Manizales, Colombia: 7th ITU Green Standards Week to explore Circular Economy and Smart Sustainable Cities

  The 7th ITU Green Standards Week (GSW-17) will explore the policies, standards and best practices required to transition to resource-efficient Circular Economy and Smart Sustainable Cities. Highlights of GSW-17 will include the presentation of the ASIET Digital Cities 2017…

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21 March: ITU workshop on blockchain to build trust online

21 March: ITU workshop on blockchain to build trust online

An ITU Workshop on Security Aspects of Blockchain in Geneva, 21 March 2017, will examine blockchain’s potential to build trust into a wider variety of our interactions online. Blockchains – linear chains of cryptographically generated data – are inherently resistant…

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Beyond HEVC: ‘Call for Evidence’ supporting the case for next-generation video codec

ITU-T Study Group 16 (SG16) and the ISO/IEC Moving Pictures Expert Group (MPEG) are inviting experts to submit evidence supporting the case for a future video coding standard beyond today’s ‘High Efficiency Video Coding’ (HEVC, published as ITU-T H.265 |…

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5G demos showcase wireline networking innovation to fuel ITU standardization (VIDEO)

ITU-T Study Group 13, ITU’s standardization expert group for future networks, will meet 6-17 February to progress high-priority ITU standards efforts for information-centric networking, fixed-mobile convergence and other areas of key importance to the development of IMT-2020 (5G) systems. The…

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