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22 February 2017 | 12:26 pm
Powering smart grid roll-out
The race is on to upgrade current electric power systems to “smart grids” by incorporating information and communication technologies (ICTs) to deliver power more efficiently, reliably and sustainably. The global Smart Grid as a Service market is expected to more than quadruple in the next decade, from $1.3 billion in 2016 to $6 billion in […]

20 February 2017 | 3:35 pm
5 key insights on ICT industry change: Ericsson’s Aniruddho Basu
Dear industry colleagues and fellow citizens of the new digital economy, I have been invited to ITU in Geneva on 22 February 2017 to share my (and Ericsson’s) perspective on digital transformation, industry and market evolution, and technology trends and shifts that impact and shape the ICT industry. Ahead of that meeting, I would like to […]

20 February 2017 | 11:08 am
Digital Ambassadors Program kicks off in Kigali
A new initiative in Rwanda aims to transform the lives of 5 million citizens by bringing them online and providing digital skills training in their communities in a new Digital Ambassadors Program (DAP). Partnering with the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Internet for All Northern Corridor initiative and Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), Rwanda’s Ministry of Youth […]

15 February 2017 | 11:57 am
India’s satellite launch breaks record – and could bring big benefits for humanity
On Wednesday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched 104 satellites from seven countries on a single mission using the popular Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), overtaking the previous record of 37 satellites set by Russia in 2014. India aims to cement its position as a destination for low-cost launches, and Wednesday’s success spotlights India […]

14 February 2017 | 10:16 am
Ford’s $1 billion Argo AI investment highlights ICT-auto convergence
When one of the world’s largest and most influential car manufacturers announces a $1 billion investment in autonomous vehicles and pledges to get a car on the road by 2021, then you know that this is no speculative technology push, but the future of the entire industry. A century of established manufacturing and design principles […]

13 February 2017 | 10:46 am
World Radio Day: The changing face of radio
“Being an Italian, and in Rome spending one hour in traffic, I am obliged to be a big consumer of radio!” quipped Giacomo Mazzone, Head of Institutional Relations at the European Broadcasting Union, during an interview with ITU at the recent European Radio Show in Paris. Indeed, radio has remained an important source of information and entertainment for listeners […]

13 February 2017 | 8:34 am
The future of radio: Small ‘content snacks’ on the go? (VIDEO)
With World Radio Day 2017 in mind, ITU went to the European Radio Show in Paris to discuss the importance of radio – and what radio means to a range of different industry leaders. Radio is still one of the most dynamic, reactive and engaging forms of media there is. But how is radio offering new ways to interact […]

10 February 2017 | 10:17 am
Thought Leadership: Top 5 ways to get more women and girls into STEM
To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, ITU spoke with five leading women in the science and tech industries to ask for their advice on how to get more women interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies and careers. Here are some of their top tips: Start at a younger age “I […]

10 February 2017 | 9:06 am
IoT Cybersecurity Alliance launches with AT&T, IBM, Nokia and others
AT&T, IBM, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic have announced that they are collaborating to help address IoT security challenges. The “IoT Cybersecurity Alliance” says the combination of industry-leading security providers and IoT experts will research and raise awareness of ways to better secure the IoT ecosystem. “The explosive growth in the number of […]

8 February 2017 | 10:52 am
New data initiative launched for Indian cities
In a bid to build high calibre data in Indian cities, the World Council on City Data (WCCD) has launched the joint City Data for India Initiative with Tata Trusts in Mumbai. The goal of the initiative is to empower city leaders, decision-makers and citizens from cities across India to make data-informed decisions to improve […]

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