Geneva, 31 July 2017 ​​​​New data released by ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), show that 830 million young people are online, representing 80 per cent of the youth population in 104 countries. ITU’s ICT…

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Connection of millions of unbanked people to formal financial systems accelerated Geneva, 27 July 2017 – A new global programme to advance research in digital finance and accelerate digital financial inclusion in developing countries, the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative, has been launched…

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By Omar Elloumi, IoT evangelist and thought leader at oneM2M and Nokia Bell Labs and CTO group The first meeting of the new ITU-T Focus Group on Data Processing and Management (DPM) confirmed that “data is the new oil”, fast becoming powerful fuel…

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An ITU Workshop on Security Aspects of Intelligent Transport Systems in Geneva, 28 August 2017, will analyze the security demands of the communications technologies underlying connected, automated driving. Participation in the workshop is free of charge and open to all. Register…

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Shaping the future of the telecommunications and ICTs sector and its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals MEDIA ACCREDITATION OPEN Geneva, 17 July 2017-  The ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017 (WTDC-17) will meet in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 9…

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Orchestration for 5G: New ITU standards and demos of softwarization and slicing (VIDEO)

“Is 5G the revitalization of the telecoms business? Our answer is – yes, it is.” This is the view of Hyungsoo Kim, KT, speaking to the new business opportunities that 5G will present network operators as they support ICT-enabled innovation…

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