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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Advancing ICT Accessibility at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum

By ITU News Persons with disabilities represent 15% of the world’s population, estimates the World Health Organization. This amounts to nearly one billion people who are more likely to experience barriers to education, poorer health outcomes, lower levels of employment, and higher poverty rates. Assistive technologies have proven to be life-changing for persons with disabilities. But how can we ensure […]

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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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