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New edition of ITU’s flagship global ICT regulatory report

The latest edition of ITU’s comprehensive report on global ICT regulatory developments, Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2015, reveals a fast-evolving ICT landscape, as devices and services proliferate, broadband connectivity becomes increasingly pervasive, and the hyper-connected world of the ‘Internet of Everything’ starts to become a reality. Continue reading

ITU deploys emergency communication equipment in Vanuatu

ITU deployed emergency telecommunication equipment to Vanuatu following the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam, a category 5 tropical storm which hit the archipelago on Friday, 13 March. ITU dispatched 40 satellite phones, 10 Broadband Global Area Network terminals and 35 solar panels to the Island nation to support relief coordination efforts. Continue reading

UN joins global call to boost online safety for children

ITU photo N joins global call to boost online safety for childrenThe United Nations today joined the global call for child online safety, with human rights experts flagging the need to tackle online child sexual abuse and the head of the UN agency for information and communication technology urging greater worldwide collaboration to ensure what has become a priority for many countries. Continue reading

Global broadband study: national plans and competitive markets are crucial

The United Nations telecommunications satellite dish located at the Headquarters in New York, part of a worldwide global communications network operating 24-four hours a day, is a major link with overseas United Nations offices and with peacekeeping operations. The Secretariat Building is seen in the background. 10 January 1996 United Nations , New YorkCountries with a clearly-defined national vision for broadband roll-out are significantly out-performing those taking a more laissez-faire approach to broadband development, according to a new joint report just released by ITU, the Broadband Commission for Digital Development and network equipment maker Cisco Systems. According to new research undertaken by ITU analysts for  Continue reading