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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ITU Blog: Why G.fast interoperability is key to reaping the benefits of the ‘Gigabit era’

By Mark Fishburn, Marketing Director of the Broadband Forum With Ovum analysts forecasting that ITU’s ultra-fast copper technology, G.fast, will support nearly 29 million subscribers by 2021, interoperability between chipsets (for Customer Premises Equipment and Distribution Point Units) is a complex but…

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ITU standards deliver 2 Gbit/s G.fast broadband, SDN management-control, timing and synch for 5G, and state-of-the-art optical fibre

ITU standards experts have doubled the access speeds achievable with the ITU G.fast broadband standard. G.fast is now capable of enabling data rates up to 2 Gbit/s over traditional telephone lines, providing operators with a valuable complement to fibre to…

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ITU Blog: G.fast – Providers worldwide step up trials to meet broadband demand

The demand for superfast broadband is growing as bandwidth-intensive services such as Ultra-HD streaming, next-generation IPTV, communications via HD video and advanced cloud-based storage become the norm. Fibre-optic Internet access enables the fastest connections, but in urban areas already wired…

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ITU-T experts boost Optical Transport Network beyond 100G

ITU-T members have achieved first-stage approval (“consent”) of a revision to a key ITU-T standard underlying the Optical Transport Network (OTN), signalling the provisional conclusion of a three-year process to enable optical transport at rates higher than 100 Gbit/s. The…

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