Communiqué: World’s leading standards bodies join forces in support of smart cities

Coalition to develop the standardized interfaces essential to the interconnection of city systems Inspired by dialogue at the World Smart City Forum in Singapore, 13 July 2016, representatives of IEC, ISO, ITU, IEEE, CEN-CENELEC and ETSI convened at a follow-up…

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5-9 September: 6th ITU Green Standards Week to focus on Smart Sustainable Cities

5-9 September: 6th ITU Green Standards Week to focus on Smart Sustainable Cities

The 6th ITU Green Standards Week (GSW) will explore the importance of technical standardization in enabling the transition to Smart Sustainable Cities. In preparation for the upcoming Habitat III, participants will work towards the agreement of a declaration highlighting the…

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United for Smart Sustainable Cities advocacy platform: Leadership team and terms of reference announced

The first meeting of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) global initiative held in Geneva, 21-22 July, has appointed the initiative’s leadership team and agreed the Terms of Reference to guide the advocacy to be undertaken by its three…

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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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