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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In Memoriam: Pedro Oliva Brunet

In Memoriam: Pedro Oliva Brunet

Pedro Oliva Brunet represented Cuba in ITU governing conferences and was an active contributor to ITU standardization. An engineer with over 50 years’ experience in telecommunications, Pedro played a leading role in ITU’s study of economic and policy aspects of…

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Mobile money and Universal Service find a home in the ITU-T group for economic and policy issues

ITU-T Study Group 3 (economic and policy issues) has created a new working group on ‘economic and competitiveness aspects of mobile money services’. The group aims to harmonize approaches to the regulation and costing of mobile money services. It will…

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