How standards boost the benefits of broadcasting

by Malcolm Johnson, ITU Deputy Secretary-General For the last 71 years, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has led global standardization across the broadcasting value chain. Broadcasting and multimedia-related standards, from advanced sound systems to video compression, are as crucial as ever in today’s digital world. As we saw at our last Future of Television for Europe workshop, broadcasting is a driving […]

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Celebrating the resilience of radio

by Mario Maniewicz, Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau World Radio Day celebrates the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together — even amid crises, disasters, and emergencies. Observed every year on 13 February, it is also a day to raise awareness among the public and the media of broadcast radio’s importance; to encourage decision makers to […]

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How AI is democratizing innovation in esports and beyond

By ITU News It’s no secret now that esports are taking over both real and virtual worlds with a global audience nearing half a billion spectators. And esports industry statistics are earth-shattering, with annual growth rates as high as 20 per cent and revenues exceeding 1 billion USD per year. But what about the technology that makes the esports multiverse […]

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ITU Innovation Challenges: Ugandan tech solution helps deliver clean water for all

By ITU News If clean water came out of your tap when you turned it on this morning, consider yourself fortunate. Some 40 per cent of the world’s people face water scarcity. And the problem is getting worse. It is projected that one in four people will encounter and go through recurring water shortages by 2050. Achieving United Nations Sustainable […]

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Microsoft’s LinkedIn deal highlights key ICT trends

Carolyn Mathas Microsoft’s deal to purchase LinkedIn at a 50% premium to its share price is one of the largest tech acquisitions in decades. It will be important to watch how the USD26.2 billion deal is implemented, because the move spotlights two trends with big implications for the enterprise cloud market – and, in turn, for the broader information and […]

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