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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Upcoming ITU training sessions to develop practical skills in international standardization

The ITU ‘hands-on’ training sessions for standards experts from developing countries introduced in 2016 will this year become a staple of the services offered under the banner of ITU’s Bridging the Standardization Gap (BSG) programme. The BSG hands-on training sessions…

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New ITU standards to assess quality of adaptive-bitrate video streaming

A new suite of ITU standards provides model algorithms to monitor the quality of video streaming over mobile devices as well as large screens with fixed-network connections. The standards are applicable to both progressive-download and adaptive-bitrate video streaming. Adaptive-bitrate streaming…

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New ITU standard provides basis for high-quality Voice over LTE

A new ITU standard highlights the key factors influencing end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) for voice communications over 4G mobile networks. The standard will form the basis of future ITU standards on specific aspects of QoS for Voice over LTE…

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