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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World Telecommunication and Information Society Day to focus on inclusive standards

The following is an interview with Chaesub Lee, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau. Q1: On May 17 of each year, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) celebrates World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. The theme for this day, for 2019, is “Bridging the Standardization Gap”. Why the choice of this theme this year? With international standards, we share innovation worldwide. […]

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How Seabin is helping clean the oceans of plastic waste

By ITU News A small floating device can be heard quietly whirring from the dock in Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor, helping to solve one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. About eight million tonnes of plastic waste is added to the oceans every year — equivalent to one garbage truck of plastic being dumped into our oceans every minute — […]

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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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How AT&T’s new ‘Airship’ cloud-native platform will run its 5G core

By Guy Daniels Open source collaboration with Intel and SK Telecom Built using microservices and embraces cloud native principles Will provide the foundation of AT&T’s network cloud to run its 5G core Airship will also be used in the Akraino Edge Stack project AT&T is at it again. Having already pushed out its ECOMP orchestration projects and DANOS white box […]

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OPNFV moves network functions virtualization closer to ‘cloud native’

By Guy Daniels The sixth platform release from the open source OPNFV project Features more mature cloud native integration and improved testing OPNFV Fraser designed to create an ecosystem bridge to cloud providers Orange and China Mobile have used OPNFV continuous integration (CI) pipeline and testing projects The Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) Project has announced the availability […]

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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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