Never too old to learn: More telcos join Linux Foundation

By Guy Daniels KDDI, KT, SK Telecom, Sprint, Swisscom, and Telecom Italia join LFN Supporting the LFN’s automation and transformation projects Projects include ONAP, OPNFV, ODL and FD.io LF also launches a free online course on open networking The Linux Foundation Networking Fund (LFN) has signed up a number of additional telcos to its membership ranks, with US mobile operator Sprint […]

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ITU and OECD advance digital tools for knowledge sharing: The ITU iLibrary

By ITU News The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have announced an upgraded version of the digital platform for cutting-edge analysis of the telecoms industry – the ITU iLibrary. OECD is one of the world’s largest publishers in the fields of economics and public policy and has a great deal of experience […]

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Implications of cryptocurrencies for venture financing and beyond

By ITU News While the current market rally around Bitcoin has kept cryptocurrencies in the headlines, there is much more driving the revolution. ITU News recently spoke to Alexander Lange, blockchain investor and former VC at Earlybird about the crypto industry, venture financing, and some of the pros and cons behind the trend. “There are basically three things fueling the […]

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What is ‘cloud-native IoT’ and why does it matter?

By Omar Elloumi and Mahdi Ben Alaya The value proposition of cloud computing is about opening access to sophisticated computing and storage capabilities to a massive number of users. Cloud users gain access to computing and storage capabilities as a service; one that provides cost-optimization, fault-tolerance, horizontal scalability, geo-optimization and low latency. Edge computing also provides many of these features. […]

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Convergence matters for the Internet of Things: How can standards contribute?

By Omar Elloumi I have been working on IoT for over a decade. While I have always thought that IoT is here to stay and set to impact our lives dramatically, the IoT community is still grappling with the key question of how to connect the dots between different IoT standards and open-source technologies. The Alliance for the Internet of […]

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Webinar, Thursday 28 September, 15:45 CEST: New ITU standards for quality of video gaming, streamed media and speech quality

By ITU News A webinar tomorrow at 15:45 CEST will offer insight into new ITU standards to assess the user-experienced quality of video games, streamed media and speech quality.  The webinar will also provide an introduction to open-source ITU speech coding tools on GitHub. The webinar is an initiative to share the results of the 19-28 September meeting of the […]

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Contribute to open-source ITU speech coding tools on GitHub

By ITU News The ITU-T Software Tool Library for speech and audio coding has been introduced to GitHub to open access to the library’s development. Find the library at https://github.com/openitu/STL. The ITU-T Software Tool Library has developed over more than 20 years of ITU standardization work on speech and audio coding. The tools are applicable to narrowband telephony as well […]

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Opening up 5G

By Marc Cohn The next mobile generation (5G) is not just redefining mobile services — it is also ushering in an era of open technologies that are transforming the telecommunications industry. Software-defined networking (SDN) and net­work functions virtualization (NFV) represent the future in telecommunications, by virtualizing the infrastructure and services to offer unprece­dented agility, intelligence, and openness. For the past […]

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Smart Cities: Nokia joins ‘Bristol Is Open’ initiative

Nokia has joined the Bristol Is Open initiative, becoming the first major telecoms company to participate in Bristol’s living laboratory. Bristol Is Open (BIO) encompasses the entire city, effectively transforming it into a test bed to explore how integrated technology solutions can benefit citizens, from helping solve problems such as traffic congestion, air pollution and assisted living for the elderly to trials […]

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Will Facebook’s OpenCellular boost remote Internet access?

By Carolyn Mathas- Facebook’s recently introduced OpenCellular project hopes to deliver wireless Internet access to the 10 per cent of the world’s population that lives in the most remote places – outside the range of existing cellular networks, and with no access to the Internet. OpenCellular is linked to a flurry of recent Facebook projects to connect the 4 billion still unconnected. These […]

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