Statement to UN High-Level Policy Forum in NY cites ICTs as uniquely powerful tool to drive global development Geneva, 10 July 2017 – The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development today issued a statement urging policymakers, the private sector and other partners to…

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ITU’s Council Working Group on international Internet-related public policy issues (CWG-Internet) has launched an open consultation- both online and physical- on the following topic: “Public Policy considerations for OTTs Considering the rapid development of information and communications technology (ICT) which…

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Cybersecurity must be an integral and indivisible part of the digital transformation Geneva, 05 July 2017 – ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technology, has published the Global Cybersecurity Index 2017 (GCI-2017), which measures the commitment…

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Connecting rural citizens to broadband Internet services remains a challenge worldwide. In the United States, for instance, the prospect of a new USD 1 trillion infrastructure programme has sparked renewed interest in how best to bring rural connectivity up to…

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The deadline to submit a paper to Kaleidoscope 2017: Challenges for a data-driven society has been extended to 10 July 2017. Kaleidoscope 2017 will explore innovative approaches to data management and analysis, encouraging the development of data-driven applications and services of…

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ITU has created a new Focus Group to analyze the standardization demands of applications and services built on distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain. The group is titled the ‘ITU-T Focus Group on Application of Distributed Ledger Technology’ and is…

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