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Mobile overtakes home broadband uptake globally – ITU

Reports published by both the ITU and Ofcom have given an update on global and UK-centric connectivity, with the former stating that worldwide mobile broadband subscriptions have overtaken the number of households connected to internet for the first time.

ITU globally allocates 700 MHz band to mobile

The ITU formally moved to allocate the 700 MHz band (specifically 694-790 MHz) to the global mobile industry at the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) currently underway in Geneva.

Global LTE-A devices increase rapidly – GSA

The global mobile suppliers association (GSA) has revealed that over a thousand LTE devices have been launched globally in the past year and that a rapidly increasing proportion of those are LTE cat 4 and cat 6.

ITU, ETSI set standard to measure RAN energy efficiency

The United Nation’s ICT body the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) have agreed a standard to measure the energy efficiency of radio access networks (RANs). The ITU said this is the first such standard and claimed it will unify energy efficiency evaluations of live RANs and the interpretation of results of such assessments.

ITU approves G.fast standard

Members of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have given their final approval to the broadband technology G.fast. Having the standard in place ensures the technology can now be made commercially available and used to complement fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) scenarios.

ITU holds mega event to outline 2016-2020 strategy

The ITU (International Telecommunications Union) has kicked off its 19th ‘Plenipotentiary Conference’ (informally known as PP-14), which outlines the UN ICT unit’s strategy and financial plan for the period 2016-2020. The event, which takes place in Busan, South Korea over the next three weeks, gathers together some 3,000 international delegates to discuss the future of the […]

National broadband plans “crucial” to success, says ITU

Countries with a clearly-defined national vision for broadband roll-out are significantly out-performing those with a more relaxed approach to broadband development, according to a new report by the International Telecommunications Union

Africa sets itself 80 per cent broadband target by 2020

African ministers have set a target of delivering broadband to 80 per cent of the continent’s citizens by 2020. Dina Pule, South Africa’s deputy minister of communications told the delegates of the inaugural ICT Indaba conference, which took place on 4th-7th June in South Africa, that a framework had been created that would position Africa on a trajectory of sustained development through the deployment of broadband connectivity.

ITU report finds broadband pivotal to creating a low-carbon future

Broadband services can help the world transition towards a low-carbon economy and address the causes and effects of climate change, according to a new report from the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, part of the International Telecommunications Union

UN sets “ambitious but achievable” broadband targets

The UN’s Broadband Commission for Digital Development has set four new targets for governments across the world to ensure citizens have sufficient broadband access. The targets, which the UN described as “ambitious but achievable” address broadband policy, affordability and uptake.

More spectrum reserved for wireless broadband

The World Radiocommunication Conference, which took place in Geneva last week, concluded with the adoption of an international treaty to increase the spectrum available for mobile broadband services. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) adopted a proposal led by African Governments to identify a swathe of UHF spectrum for the provision of mobile broadband services in […]

WiMAX approved as 3G standard

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is expected to announce that WiMAX has been approved as a 3G IMT-2000 standard on Friday. The move will allow WiMAX deployments to occupy globally allocated frequency bands and complement or compete with other 3G technologies. The agreement is understood to have been reached in an ITU meeting held late […]

ITU, GSMA tackle digital di

The ITU and the GSM Association (GSMA) joined forces on Tuesday in a bid to tackle the digital divide in some of the world’s least developed markets. During the meeting of the Global Symposium for Regulators taking place in Dubai this week, Hamadoun Toure, secretary general of the ITU, and Tom Phillips, chief of government […]

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