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China, Egypt And Mexico: Get Ready To Be Fully Financially Included

China, Egypt And Mexico: Get Ready To Be Fully Financially Included | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
China, Egypt and Mexico have been selected as ‘model countries’ in World Bank Group, the ITU and the CPMI's new Financial Inclusion Global Initiative. With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, access to financial services will be simplified for the unbanked in these regions.
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Egypt picked for new global digital financial inclusion initiative

"Egypt has been selected as one of three countries to participate in the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative, a new global programme to advance research in digital finance and accelerate digital financial inclusion in developing countries. The programme will be run over three years leading up to 2020 in China and Mexico along with Egypt by the World Bank Group, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation."

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Verizon completes OpenOMCI interoperability testing for NG-PON2 | FierceTelecom

Verizon completes OpenOMCI interoperability testing for NG-PON2 | FierceTelecom | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
Verizon has completed NG-PON2 interoperability with five vendors for its OpenOMCI (ONT Management and Control Interface) specification, bringing it one step closer toward achieving interoperable PON network systems.
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ITU investigates environmental sustainability of 5G

ITU investigates environmental sustainability of 5G | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it

"The ITU's standardisation expert group for “environment and circular economy”, ITU-T Study Group 5, is inviting contributions to its study of the environmental requirements of 5G systems. The first ITU technical report to result from this study offers an initial assessment of the methods and metrics required to evaluate the energy efficiency of future 5G systems."

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Sigfox becomes member of ITU

Sigfox becomes member of ITU | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
"Sigfox has announced that it has become a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), with the aim to influence a cohesive set of international standards for IoT technologies and applications."
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ITU standardises Information Centric Networking in readiness for 5G

ITU standardises Information Centric Networking in readiness for 5G | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it

"In furtherance of its IMT-2020 goals, the ITU has approved a new standard on information centric networking (ICN), a relatively new approach that it believes can achieve ultra-low latency communications in a 5G environment."

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ITU adopts Chinese-made interactive content format as new global standard - Global Times

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has adopted a new file structure for interactive mobile comic and animation content designed independently in China as its global standard on March 16, China's Ministry of Culture announced on Monday.
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Big Guns Develop Streaming Video Quality Assessment Model | Light Reading

"In December 2016, ITU-T SG12 approved recommendation P.1203, which describes algorithms (“models”) that estimate the end user media quality for adaptive streaming sessions. The recommendation is applicable to non-intrusive in-service quality monitoring and contributes to the development of high-quality adaptive bitrate video streaming services. By using P.1203, service providers and network operators can now monitor the quality of their video services, and thus take actions if the targeted quality is not reached."
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ITU ponders whether blockchain belongs in its security standards

ITU ponders whether blockchain belongs in its security standards | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it

"The International Telecommunication Union has decided the time has come to consider whether Blockchain deserves its attention so it can be considered for future security standards."

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ITU-T calls for improved video compression codec

ITU-T calls for improved video compression codec | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
The International Telecommunications Union has issued a call for experts to drive the development of a standard with double the video compression capability of HEVC. The SG16-MPEG Joint Video Exploration Team (JVET) is studying the feasibility of the project and evaluating candidate technology designs. 
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ITU issues new standard for VoLTE

ITU issues new standard for VoLTE | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
ITU issued a new standard, ITU-T G.1028, that highlights the key factors that influence quality of service (QoS) for voice communications over 4G/LTE mobile networks. The standard will form the basis of future ITU standards on specific aspects of QoS for VoLTE and video-telephony over LTE (ViLTE). 
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XGS-PON Hits the Ground, and the Fiber, Running

XGS-PON Hits the Ground, and the Fiber, Running | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
XGS-PON is a big deal in networking circles as the heavy demands of 5G appear on the horizon.
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Broadband Forum, FSAN hold first XGS-PON interoperability plug fest | FierceTelecom

Broadband Forum, FSAN hold first XGS-PON interoperability plug fest | FierceTelecom | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
The Broadband Forum and the Full Service Access Network (FSAN) Group held the first XGS-PON plugfest in Tauxigny, France, marking an initial effort by the vendor community to drive common interfaces and best practices in moving to the next-gen fiber to the premises (FTTP) platform.
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3 'model countries' selected for a new financial inclusion initiative

3 'model countries' selected for a new financial inclusion initiative | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
"Of the 2 billion adults without access to a bank account, 1.6 billion people do have access to a phone, and donors are demonstrating an interest in turning that mobile phone access into mobile payments adoption."
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ADTRAN, Deutsche Telekom lab test next-generation G.fast

ADTRAN, Deutsche Telekom lab test next-generation G.fast | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) says it has collaborated with Deutsche Telekom (DT) to begin lab trials of next-generation G.fast technology. The advancements, based on recently ratified ITU-T recommendations, include the use of 212 MHz spectrum and coordinated dynamic time allocation (cDTA). The upgrades help enable support of symmetrical gigabit broadband as well as improves G.fast's performance on copper cabling, including coax.
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ITU thinks Blockchain and pals need interoperability

"The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has decided the time is ripe to start talking about what standards might be developed for distributed ledgers, aka Blockchain and fellow-travellers."
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PON standards collaboration target of proposed industry forum

PON standards collaboration target of proposed industry forum | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
Participants at a recent PON industry development workshop in Beijing agreed to propose a PON industry development forum to the Broadband Forum (BBF), reports Huawei. The forum would work to encourage such standards organizations as ITU-T/FSAN, the IEEE, and the BBF to collaborate in a way that would enhance industry convergence.
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ITU's latest specs show that 5G is not just a wireless network

ITU's latest specs show that 5G is not just a wireless network | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it

"Several important developments over the past few weeks have originated in the wireline industry. The ITU’s (International Telecommunications Union’s) wireline division has published far-reaching recommendations for data aware networking to support 5G; more operators have joined CORD (Central Office Rearchitected as a data centre), an open source initiative with wireline roots, which now has a powerful mobile corollary."

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ITU starts Focus Group for smart city data management

ITU starts Focus Group for smart city data management | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
"The ITU has established a new Focus Group to push the study of smart-city data management, with the aim of identifying standardisation needs. The ITU said the group is open to participation by any interested party. The Focus Group will be chaired by Gyu Myoung Lee of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. It will review existing technical platforms and related guidelines for data processing and management, and so identify the standards to be addressed by the ITU-T Study Group 20, the ITU's expert group for 'Internet of Things, Smart Cities and Communities'." 
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ITU releases policy recommendations on digital financial services

ITU releases policy recommendations on digital financial services | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
The International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) Focus Group on Digital Financial Services (DFS) released 85 policy recommendations and 28 supporting thematic reports that are expected to drive financial inclusion for the estimated two billion people around the world who remain unbanked.
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IoT and MVNO solutions provider Teleena secures 901 IMSI from ITU for cross-border data services 

"Teleena, the global provider for IoT and MVNO solutions announced that it has secured a 901 IMSI from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)."

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ITU-T wants video sizes to halve again by 2020

"The International Telecommunications Union wants researchers to get busy on new video compression codecs, setting an ambitious target to double their squeezing compression power by 2020. H.264 is probably today's most-used video codec, but the ITU-T's asking for experts to submit proposals to double-down on H.265 codec, also known as High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC), developed in 2013 and formally published in 2015."

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ITU unveils new standard for high-quality voice over LTE - Vanguard News

THE International Telecommunications Union, ITU has released a new standard that will influence end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) for voice communications over 4G mobile networks. The ITU said the standard is expected to form the basis of future ITU standards on specific aspects of QoS for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Video-telephony over LTE (ViLTE).
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KT’s 5G pilot services adopted as draft for international standards

KT’s 5G pilot services adopted as draft for international standards | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
South Korean mobile carrier KT said Monday the company’s pilot services using the fifth-generation telecom network have been adopted as a draft for international standardization as the industry’s first. KT introduced five 5G pilot services that the mobile carrier has been developing for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at a study group meeting of the International Telecommunication Union held in Geneva
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Dubai shares results of smart sustainable cities implementation

Dubai shares results of smart sustainable cities implementation | ITU-T in the news | Scoop.it
Dubai has become the world's first city to implement International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) Key Performance Indicators for Smart Sustainable Cities.
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