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UN calls for public policy to promote ICT innovation in building smart cities

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) have launched a global initiative to advocate for public policy to use ICT in transitioning to smart sustainable cities.
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Dubai moves to create smart city index with UN

Dubai moves to create smart city index with UN | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
Working with the UN, Dubai recently completed its pilot phase of a new sustainable smart city index to help benchmark the city of the future.
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ITU working groups to report back on digital financial inclusion project

ITU working groups to report back on digital financial inclusion project | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it

"The International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Focus Group on Digital Financial Services (FG DFS) is set to meet in Washington DC, 27-29 April to discuss key elements of a global roadmap it is developing to help telecom and financial services regulators and operators around the world use digital and mobile technologies to address the issues around financial exclusion."

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BERNAMA - MCMC Provides Electromagnetic Field Guideline In Bahasa Malaysia Version

"The Bahasa Malaysia version of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Electro-Magnetic Field (ITU EMF) Guide is now available and can be downloaded from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) website."
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BERNAMA - Mitigating Climate Change Through ICT Development

"Malaysia will spur the development of information and communication technology (ICT) in order to address climate change resulting from increased greenhouse effect."
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ITU members approve first 40Gbps FTTH broadband standard

ITU members approve first 40Gbps FTTH broadband standard | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
"The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has followed the approval of the G.989 set of standards for 40 Gbps-capable passive optical networks (NG-PON2) by announcing that ITU-T members have given first-stage approval for the updated series. NG-PON2 is a major milestone in the field of access networking as the first series of standards to provide fibre-optic access speeds beyond 10 Gbps, said the ITU in a statement."
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ITU-T approves 40 Gbps passive optical networking standard

ITU-T approves 40 Gbps passive optical networking standard | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
The next-generation passive optical networking movement took another step forward this week as the ITU-T has approved the G.989 series of standards for 40 Gbps-capable passive optical networks (NG-PON2).
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ITU-T 40 Gbps PON FTTP Standard Moves Ahead - Telecompetitor

ITU-T 40 Gbps PON FTTP Standard Moves Ahead - Telecompetitor | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it

"The next generation of passive optical networks is moving ahead with ITU-T approval of the ITU-T G.989 series of standards for 40 Gbps PON and first-stage approval (“consent”) of ITU-T G.989.2 Amendment 1. The standards, also known as NG-PON2, represent a major milestone, as the previous maximum PON speed was 10 Gbps."

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ITU-T approves XGS-PON, amends NG-PON2 specifications

ITU-T Study Group 15 members have given first-stage approval (or, as the ITU-T calls it, "consent") to a pair of next-generation PON specifications. Recommendation ITU-T G.9807.1 "10-Gigabit-capable symmetric passive optical network," more commonly known as XGS-PON, will offer symmetrical 10-Gbps optical transmission capacity. ITU-T G.989.2 Amendment 1 is an update to the NG-PON2 physical layer specification that uses time and wavelength division multiplexing (TWDM) to support four symmetrical 10-Gbps PONs on the same fiber.
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ITU releases 2 new proposals to advance global IoT standards

The International Telecommunication Union Standardisation Sector Study Group 20 (ITU-IT SG20) concluded its meeting in Singapore on Tuesday with two new recommendations for the development of global Internet of Things (IoT) standards.
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Coherent Optics lays out new ITU standard for submarine networks - TelecomLead

Coherent Optics lays out new ITU standard for submarine networks - TelecomLead | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
Since the launch of the first Atlantic cable in 1858, submarine cables have provided the backbone for telecom networks globally. Thanks to the relentless efforts of the undersea cable ecosystem providers, we now boast a robust communications network of 1,000,000 km of submarine cable exchanging millions of Terabits of Internet data every day across the globe.
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Big data gets its first official standard at the ITU

Big data gets its first official standard at the ITU | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
The United Nations' ITU agency has long worked to promote global cooperation in a variety of technical areas, and on Friday it announced its first-ever standard for big data.
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ITU wants to influence and take advantage of open-source groups for 5G

ITU wants to influence and take advantage of open-source groups for 5G | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
Extension for ITU-T Focus Group on network aspects of 5GGroup instructed to work with open source communities“Influencing and taking advantage of their work” p…
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UN News - UN launches campaign to urge 'smart' transition to sustainable cities

UN News - UN launches campaign to urge 'smart' transition to sustainable cities | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
Two United Nations entities have launched a global initiative to advocate for public policy that will promote use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a catalyst for the transition to smart sustainable cities.
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Middle East Business: Smart Dubai completes pilot phase for Smart City Index

"Smart Dubai, the government office driving Dubai’s citywide transformation into a smart city, successfully completed its pilot phase for the initial Smart City Index with the ITU, a specialized United Nations agency."

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Prensa Latina News Agency - IUT Advances on Studies on Digital Financial Resources

Geneva, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) confirmed today the advance of technical studies with a view to contributing to the use of the digital and mobile technologies to tackle questions concerning the financial exclusion.
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BERNAMA - EMF Radiation Levels At Telecommunication Base Stations Still Low - MCMC

"Based on radiation detection tests by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), radiation effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) from telecommunication base stations nationwide are still at a low level."
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Gigabites: Google, ITU Think Beyond the Gig | Light Reading

"It's only a matter of time before the gigabit race morphs into a drive for even higher speeds. Already some companies are pushing the envelope, including Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) with its 2-Gig service and EPB Fiber Optics with its 10-Gig offering. (See Gigabites: EPB Signs First 10-Gig Customer and Comcast Trots Out Gigabit Pro… at a Price.) 


The newest evidence of multi-Gig ambitions, however, comes from Google Fiber Inc. and the International Telecommunication Union, Standardization Sector (ITU-T)."

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ITU announces new high-performance fiber standard

ITU announces new high-performance fiber standard | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
A new 10 Gbps optical network standard could fuel more cost-efficient installation for telecoms.
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10 Gbps fibre-to-the-home signed off, ITU eyes 100 Gbps future

"The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has kicked off standardisation for symmetrical 10 Gbps optical broadband services over 20 km.
The standard for XGS-PON, ITU G.9807.1, sets down an upgrade path for existing PON (passive optical network) deployments such as fibre-to-the-home. As the ITU's statement notes, it's designed to reuse existing PON standards wherever it can."
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ITU Gain Consent for New 40Gbps Ultrafast FTTH Broadband Standard - ISPreview UK

ITU Gain Consent for New 40Gbps Ultrafast FTTH Broadband Standard - ISPreview UK | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it

"The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has gained first-stage approval (“consent“) for a new set of international Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband standards, which can support both 40Gbps speeds (NG-PON2) and symmetrical 10Gbps speeds (XGS-PON)."

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New global platform to assist development of Smart Sustainable Cities

New global platform to assist development of Smart Sustainable Cities | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
The first World Smart City online community was launched to assist city stakeholders in their efforts to develop Smart Sustainable Cities. The new community aims to identify the top ‘pain points’ presenting challenges to city development.
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IOT News Roundup - IOT Journal

IOT News Roundup - IOT Journal | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
ZigBee, EnOcean energy-harvesting IOT partnership; Ascom Unite Messaging Suite now integrates with Stanley Healthcare RTLS; ITU teams with Georgia Tech for IOT standards; Sigma Designs offers added security to its Z-Wave products; new DUOS app uses beacons to break the ice at conferences and events; Silicon Labs offers two new Gecko microcontrollers.
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KUNA : ITU agrees on 1st int'l standard for big data - Science & Technology - 18/12/2015

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