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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.

UN Director General Ban Ki-Moon called broadband a "transformative technology"

UN Broadband Commission finds Internet usage lagging behind

The UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development has released its first-ever report on the state of broadband deployment worldwide, and finds that while household Internet access has seen strong growth over the past year and is on track to achieve Commission targets, individual Internet use continues to lag behind.

Brazil's Copel and Australia's Telstra have expanded their fiber network capacity. Meanwhile, Mastercard has enhanced its payment service with a deal with Ogone; while Juniper Networks has signed a deal with a UK university.

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.

Orange is targeting international payments

Africans get food credit via mobiles

The United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a pilot programme that uses mobile phone technology to help people living in poverty to buy food.

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