How Saudi Arabia is opening access to ultra-fast broadband connections

Saudi Arabia has set an ambitious target: to connect 3.5 million households to ultra-fast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband networks by the end of 2020. To enhance service offerings and increase customer take-up of fibre networks, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) championed an Open Access Initiative to allow all retail operators to offer their FTTH broadband services in every household […]

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5G dominates debate at CTO meeting in Budapest

By ITU News Industry collaboration will be key to security in the 5G era. The sharing of network infrastructure could help operators to deliver new services faster, at lower cost. 5G continues to highlight the necessity of investment in all-fibre networks. Machine Learning is certain to form part of our 5G future. These were among the key conclusions of a […]

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ITU Journal on radiowave propagation extends submission deadline

By ITU News 24 June 2019 is the new deadline for submissions to the special issue of the ITU Journal on radiowave propagation. Radiowave propagation enables mobile-wireless, fixed and satellite communication, radio and television broadcasting, satellite navigation, connected cars, global positioning systems, the monitoring of our environment, emergency communications, and even deep-space research. Radio has become essential to business and […]

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Navigating crowded spectrum: ITU Journal invites research on advances in radiowave propagation

By ITU News “The ITU Journal is named ‘ICT Discoveries’ in recognition of the groundbreaking discoveries in information and communication technology (ICT) that have formed the basis for the work of ITU,” says ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. One of the best known of these discoveries proved radio waves’ feasibility as a communication medium. Radiowave propagation enables mobile-wireless, fixed and satellite […]

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Discover the power of Artificial Intelligence to drive ICT innovation in the first issue of the ITU Journal

By ITU News The first issue of the ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries forecasts how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will improve user experience by enhancing the performance and efficiency of communication networks. This technical analysis is matched with investigation of the social and ethical dimensions of advances in AI. The peer-reviewed ITU Journal publishes original research on technical innovation in ICT and […]

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Machine Learning for 5G: New ITU Focus Group sets agenda

By ITU News A new ITU Focus Group will propose standardization strategies to assist Machine Learning in contributing to the efficiency of emerging IMT-2020 (5G) systems. The group will define the requirements of Machine Learning as they relate to technology, data formats and network architectures. Contributions to the first meeting of the Focus Group in Geneva, 30 January to 2 […]

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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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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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