Industry calls for ITU to develop ICT energy-efficiency metrics

Operators and manufacturers including ADNet Telecom, China Mobile, Fastweb, Huawei, KPN, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone have called for ITU to develop a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to assess the energy efficiency of networks and networking equipment, and software…

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New ITU standard for city-level assessment of ICT environmental impact

ITU members have approved a new standard to assess the environmental impacts of cities attributable to information and communication technologies (ICTs). The internationally agreed methodology provides cities with a uniform means of quantifying ICTs’ energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG)…

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ITU Blog: New EMF app explores wireless safety

Wireless communications technology is integral to modern society. We are always within arm’s reach of mobile phones, tablets and other wireless devices. New mobile base stations and telecommunications towers are being erected all the time, expanding our access to high-quality…

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Arab region prioritizes study of over-the-top services and mobile roaming

Standardization experts of the Arab region have prioritized their analysis of the economic impact of over-the-top services, in addition calling for ITU to afford greater emphasis to the evaluation of costing methodologies for international mobile roaming. These were the two…

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