New ITU work supports environmental sustainability of 5G systems

ITU-T Study Group 5 invites contributions to emerging study of 5G environmental requirements Geneva, 15 June 2017 – ITU’s standardization expert group for ‘environment and circular economy’, ITU-T Study Group 5, is inviting contributions to its emerging study of the environmental…

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3-5 April, Manizales, Colombia: 7th ITU Green Standards Week to explore Circular Economy and Smart Sustainable Cities

3-5 April, Manizales, Colombia: 7th ITU Green Standards Week to explore Circular Economy and Smart Sustainable Cities

  The 7th ITU Green Standards Week (GSW-17) will explore the policies, standards and best practices required to transition to resource-efficient Circular Economy and Smart Sustainable Cities. Highlights of GSW-17 will include the presentation of the ASIET Digital Cities 2017…

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ITU Blog: ICTs use a lot of energy. What’s your organization’s ICT footprint?

Today’s digital transformation is said to have a positive effect on the environment, however, information and communication technologies (ICTs) require lots of energy. Today, almost 10% of all energy used and 4% of carbon emissions in the environment are calculated…

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ITU Blog: New ITU standard can help bring broadband to rural communities

Connecting the unconnected is often described as an unprofitable exercise. My view is quite different. The Information Society cannot be truly global, a true digital reflection of humanity’s knowledge, without connecting all the world’s people. Our profit motive? Preventing social…

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Press release: ITU standardizes universal charger for laptops

Eco-friendly charger to improve energy efficiency and reduce e-waste ITU has approved a new environmentally friendly standard for a universal charger for laptops and other portable devices. The new standard provides for improved energy efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions…

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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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