ITU workshop highlights data demands of Machine Learning for 5G

By ITU News “ML techniques, so far, are more or less related to prediction, classification and decision-making in the networking area,” says Qiang Cheng of the Artificial Intelligence Industry Association of the China Academy of ICT. Cheng was highlighting the current state of play in Machine Learning’s contribution to ICT networking at an ITU workshop in Geneva, 29 January 2018. […]

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How can telcos transform themselves in 2018?

By ITU News Telecommunications companies (telcos) face enormous opportunities and challenges in a greatly disrupted industry. In order to seize the opportunities, reverse downward revenue trends, and connect more customers to more new services worldwide, telcos must evolve much more rapidly. In some cases, they must transform their business models, overhaul operational procedures and redo their human resources training and recruitment policies. This was the consensus among a group of industry […]

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5G update: New ITU standards for network softwarization and fixed-mobile convergence

By ITU News ITU has reached first-stage approval (‘consent’) of three new international standards defining the requirements of IMT-2020 (5G) systems as they relate to network operation, softwarization and fixed-mobile convergence. The standards were developed by ITU’s standardization expert group for future networks, ITU-T Study Group 13. The first-stage approvals come in parallel with Study Group 13’s establishment of a […]

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World Maritime Day: 6 ways ICTs can help to connect ships, ports and people

By ITU News World Maritime Day 2017 is being celebrated on September 28th with the theme of “Connecting Ships, Ports and People.” ITU makes a tangible contribution to the development of maritime communication systems, which connect all players of the maritime ecosystem, by providing frequency spectrum for such systems, by developing standards for maritime communications and through a number of key […]

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How will SDN/NFV impact telcos? Top 5 trends to watch.

By Tony Pallone The shift to SDN/NFV is set to transform the telecommunications industry, allowing telcos to rapidly adjust to dynamic markets needs in a lower-cost and scalable way. Software-defined networking (SDN) is a computer networking approach that establishes centralized, programmable control points to orchestrate network services. The complementary approach of network functions virtualization (NFV) focuses on the network services […]

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Amazon’s AWS looks to extend its reach to connected devices and IoT

Original by Telecom TV: Amazon has taken steps last week to shore up its cloud business in the face of growing competition, whilst also expanding into supporting the emerging IoT ecosystem. Not that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is in danger of losing its crown anytime soon; at last week’s re:Invent developer event in the US it announced that the company […]

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How can cloud computing help with sustainable development? Microsoft’s Astrid Tuminez explains at #ITUWorld (VIDEO)

What can information and communication technology (ICT) companies do to help the world get closer to realizing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? “The SDGs are aspirational, but give us a guide on what we as companies can do with our resources,” said Astrid S. Tuminez, Microsoft’s Regional Director of Corporate, External & Legal Affairs for South East Asia, […]

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Google and Facebook invest in trans-Pacific infrastructure

By Lucy Spencer: Google and Facebook have teamed up to build the largest-capacity trans-Pacific undersea internet cable to date, between Los Angeles to Hong Kong. The 12,800 km Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) will have an estimated cable capacity of 120 Tbps once completed in 2018 – double the speed of FASTER, which is also backed by Google. Google said […]

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Cisco’s IoT pivot highlights tech industry’s digital transformation

By Carolyn Mathas: Cisco is in the midst of a digital transformation toward becoming a more software-focused company. One need only look at its recent acquisitions to see the pivot toward the Internet of Things (IoT) and the cloud that many other mature tech companies are also making as the industry adapts to rapidly changing service provider and enterprise needs. […]

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Europe and Japan collaborate on Smart Cities with cloud-based ‘CPaaS.io’

Original by Cities Today: The European Union and Japan have launched a two-and-a-half-year programme that aims to provide cities with a cloud-based platform to link government data with the Internet of Things. Called CPaaS.io (City Platform-as-a-Service–integrated and open), the platform will link technologies like the Internet of Things, big data, and cloud with open government data and linked open data, in […]

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