WTSA-16 Highlights: Industry leaders discuss telecoms innovation in age of OTT and Gigabit-speed broadband access

WTSA-16 Highlights: Industry leaders discuss telecoms innovation in age of OTT and Gigabit-speed broadband access

ICT industry executives have highlighted the importance of innovation capitalizing on VoLTE and other unique opportunities presented to network operators by advanced packet-based communications. Leaders agree that Gigabit-speed broadband access and data security will form key priorities to industry in…

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ITU standards deliver 2 Gbit/s G.fast broadband, SDN management-control, timing and synch for 5G, and state-of-the-art optical fibre

ITU standards experts have doubled the access speeds achievable with the ITU G.fast broadband standard. G.fast is now capable of enabling data rates up to 2 Gbit/s over traditional telephone lines, providing operators with a valuable complement to fibre to…

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60th Anniversary Talks at WTSA-16 to explore the future of Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Money

The CCITT/ITU-T 60th Anniversary Talks at WTSA-16 will bring together thought leaders in the spheres of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Financial Services, or ‘mobile money’, to discuss the trajectory of related innovation and its value to the pursuit of the…

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Learn more about ITU standardization in new infographic

Learn more about ITU standardization in new infographic

ITU standards are defining elements of the global ICT ecosystem. Estimates suggest that 95 per cent of international traffic is carried over optical transport networks built in conformance with ITU standards. These fibre-optic information superhighways provide the backbone of the…

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Interview with Director of ITU standardization, Chaesub Lee, on the relationship of standardization and innovation

Ahead of the upcoming World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly in Hammamet, Tunisia, 25 October to 3 November – an ITU governing conference held every four years for ITU members to refine the strategic direction and structure of ITU’s standardization arm – DisruptiveViews interviewed Chaesub Lee,…

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ITU Blog: Could technical standards for Artificial Intelligence help us achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?

The World Economic Forum has identified Artificial Intelligence (AI) as one of the top 6 trends shaping our society. Gartner’s 2016 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies has the perceptual smart machine age as a top 3 trend. And Tesla and SpaceX founder…

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