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Affordable and accessible broadband via satellite tech awaits government go-ahead for lift-off

Affordable and accessible broadband via satellite tech awaits government go-ahead for lift-off

September 18, 2018 • ITU Telecom World, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Affordable and accessible broadband via satellite tech awaits government go-ahead for lift-off

In today’s digital era, if you are not online, you’re locked out of society. Sadly, this is the current situation many South Africans face as the cost of broadband access for them far exceeds that of most of their peers living in other parts of the world. Tapping into innovative, locally developed satellite technology, however, [&hellip...

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ITU Member States re-elect Houlin Zhao as ITU Secretary-General

ITU Telecom World 2019 heads to Budapest, Hungary

September 15, 2018 • Events, ITU Telecom WorldComments Off on ITU Telecom World 2019 heads to Budapest, Hungary

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the government of Hungary confirmed today the hosting of the next ITU Telecom World event in Budapest, Hungary. The announcement followed a high-level meeting during ITU Telecom World 2018 being held 10-13...

Loon successfully sends a single internet connection 1000km across seven balloons

Milestone marks key progress toward deployment of commercial service in Kenya in 2019

September 12, 2018 • East Africa, ITU Telecom WorldComments Off on Milestone marks key progress toward deployment of commercial service in Kenya in 2019

Loon, the Alphabet company that is planning to launch balloon powered internet connectivity in Kenya next year, has successfully sent a test internet connection 1,000 kilometers across seven balloons. That represents a distance that would span the entire...

ITU Telecom World 2018 officially opened for business today in Durban, South Africa with a dynamic Opening Ceremony.

South Africa hosts ITU Telecom World 2018

September 11, 2018 • Events, ITU Telecom World, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa hosts ITU Telecom World 2018

ITU Telecom World 2018 officially opened for business yesterday, 10 September, in Durban, South Africa. Respectable delegates in attendance included H.E. Nomvula Paula Mokonyane, Minister of Communications, South Africa; Acting Premier of KwaZulu Natal,...

Godfrey Mutabazi, Executive Director, Uganda Comm. Commission

Uganda expects 100% cellular coverage in 2019

September 8, 2018 • East Africa, ITU Telecom World, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda expects 100% cellular coverage in 2019

The head of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) says the country should have 100% mobile phone coverage by the end of 2019. Godfrey Mutabazi told The Daily Monitor that he expects national roaming to be implemented next year to ensure that users retain...

2018 MTN Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards aims to help close gender gap, recognises top achievers

MTN drives growth of women in ICT sector

July 27, 2018 • General, ITU Telecom World, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN drives growth of women in ICT sector

The future is increasingly digital, yet women are under-represented in this high-growth sector of the economy. South Africa’s Communications Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, recently spoke about the fact that women’s participation in the local...

Is 5G a reality in South Africa?

5G on a roll, cellular IoT deployments ramping up

June 15, 2018 • ITU Telecom World, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on 5G on a roll, cellular IoT deployments ramping up

Commercial rollouts of 5G and larger than previously forecasted deployments of cellular IoT are focal points in the latest edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Mobility Report. The forecast for cellular IoT connections has nearly doubled since November...

ITU Telecom World Awards launches 2018 edition

ITU Telecom World Awards launches 2018 edition

June 2, 2018 • Events, ITU Telecom WorldComments Off on ITU Telecom World Awards launches 2018 edition

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICT) – is now accepting entries for the ITU Telecom World Awards 2018, recognizing the most outstanding and innovative...

ITU Telecom World Awards launches 2018 edition

The AI moment: preparing for the revolution

June 1, 2018 • Events, ITU Telecom WorldComments Off on The AI moment: preparing for the revolution

Artificial intelligence, AI, is the next big technology to have entered mainstream consciousness. From eerie androids such as Sophia to the silent efficiency of automated delivery systems in modern Amazon warehouses, the growth of autonomous driving and the...

ITU Telecom World Awards launches 2018 edition

Innovation for a smarter world: ITU Telecom World 2018

May 30, 2018 • Events, ITU Telecom WorldComments Off on Innovation for a smarter world: ITU Telecom World 2018

Creativity and innovation have driven human development throughout the course of history. From agriculture to industry to the information age, revolutionary innovations in technology have marked major leaps forward in the development of our societies. As the...

ITU Telecom World 2017: Day 4 highlights. Connecting B2B, B2G at ITU Telecom World 2017

October 30, 2017 • ITU Telecom WorldComments Off on ITU Telecom World 2017: Day 4 highlights. Connecting B2B, B2G at ITU Telecom World 2017

Since 2015, when ITU Telecom World underwent a strategic repositioning to focus on fostering SME growth, the event has headed towards becoming the international platform bringing SMEs together with public and private stakeholders to share knowledge, exchange...

ITU Telecom World 2017: Day 4 highlights. ITU-R Pavilion highlights ITU’s role in modern maritime communications

October 30, 2017 • ITU Telecom WorldComments Off on ITU Telecom World 2017: Day 4 highlights. ITU-R Pavilion highlights ITU’s role in modern maritime communications

World Maritime Day 2017 was celebrated on September 28 with the theme of “Connecting Ships, Ports and People.” ITU makes a tangible contribution to the development of maritime communications systems, which connect all players of the maritime ecosystem, by...

Social impact initiatives take spotlight at annual ITU Telecom World Awards 2017

October 30, 2017 • ITU Telecom WorldComments Off on Social impact initiatives take spotlight at annual ITU Telecom World Awards 2017

lnnovative digital solutions with social impact came under the spotlight at the ITU Telecom World Awards 2017 prize ceremony on the closing day of leading tech event ITU Telecom World 2017 in Busan, Republic of Korea. From micro-lending to a location-based...

Innovative tech and ICT private-public partnerships advanced at ITU Telecom World 2017

October 30, 2017 • ITU Telecom WorldComments Off on Innovative tech and ICT private-public partnerships advanced at ITU Telecom World 2017

ITU Telecom World 2017 wrapped up today in Busan following a full four-day programme of tech innovation showcases, debate, networking and awards. The annual event brought together representatives of nations, leading industry players and small- and...

5G, artificial intelligence and support for SMEs lead topics at opening of global ITU Telecom World 2017 conference

October 30, 2017 • ITU Telecom WorldComments Off on 5G, artificial intelligence and support for SMEs lead topics at opening of global ITU Telecom World 2017 conference

Innovative technologies including 5G, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT) featured prominently today as the doors opened for ITU Telecom World 2017, an international platform for accelerating information and...