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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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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