International standardization in virtual space: ITU’s decisive response to COVID-19

By Chaesub Lee, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau ITU standards provide the technical foundations of the global ICT ecosystem, binding together the rich diversity of ICT networks, devices and services that have become so essential to business and daily life. These standards are developed iteration by iteration, consensus decision by consensus decision, propelled by the contributions and associated […]

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Authentication solution for people with disabilities wins 1st prize at Kaleidoscope 2019

By ITU News Phillip H. Griffin from the U.S. has claimed 1st prize at Kaleidoscope 2019 for a proposal to extend the password-based ‘shared secret’ model of authentication with other authentication factors, such as biometrics. The proposal aims to support universal access to digital health services, recognizing that disabilities can sometimes form a barrier to the use of passwords. All […]

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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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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 ITU and NGMN are promoting a ‘level playing field’ for 5G intellectual property licensing

By ITU News IMT-2020 (5G) systems will incorporate a wealth of highly innovative technologies. These technologies will be applied in a wide variety of industry sectors. Considering the great diversity of expected 5G applications, how could intellectual property (IP) licensing practices encourage widespread 5G deployment as well as ensure fair reward to the creators of patented technology? This question was […]

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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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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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