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  • 57% of world’s population can't access the Internet

    Around 4.2 billion people or 57 per cent of the world's population do not have adequate access to the Internet, with the majority living in developing countries, a new report revealed.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett22 Sept. 15 15:16
  • Global Forum: Innovation creates opportunity, causes disruption

    Geneva, Switzerland - The 23rd Global Forum, an annual policy and strategy conference for technology leaders, was held last week in the shadow of the International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) modernist tower.

    Written by Jay Gillette25 Nov. 14 04:42
  • IPv6, IANA transition headline APNIC meeting

    Spurring adoption of IPv6 and promoting a smooth transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) are key Internet governance priorities for the year ahead, according to the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).

    Written by Adam Bender18 Sept. 14 14:44
  • No one group should govern Internet, says Turnbull

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has urged world leaders to maintain a multi-stakeholder model for governance of the Internet as the United States releases its stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

    Written by Adam Bender15 Sept. 14 16:12
  • What's next for Ethernet?

    Internet traffic will quadruple in five years and the number of mobile Internet connections will exceed the world's population by 2017, according to Cisco research.

    Written by Jim Duffy20 May 13 13:49
  • ITU says "network outage" after website cyberattack disrupted Dubai conference

    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN body that has played a standards-setting role for global telecommunication networks over the decades, Wednesday night suffered a website attack that severely disrupted a conference to discuss its Internet influence.

    Written by Ellen Messmer06 Dec. 12 18:00
  • The non-Internet that never was but might be

    The Internet as we know it might never have happened if the Comite Consultatif International Telephonique et Telegraphique (CCITT) had not turned down the offer of TCP/IP from Vint Cerf and other Internet pioneers about 35 years ago.

    Written by Scott Bradner27 Nov. 12 15:40
  • Mobilarm sees removal of hurdle to global growth

    Marine safety company Mobilarm (ASX:MBO) expects a recent ITU decision to lead to the removal of the regulatory hurdles preventing sales of its device in many global markets

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling15 Dec. 10 19:03
  • Time waits for no one: 'leap seconds' may be cut

    Sparking a fresh round of debate over an ongoing issue in time-keeping circles, the International Telecommunications Union is considering eliminating leap seconds from the time scale used by most computer systems, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

    Written by Joab Jackson24 Aug. 10 05:18
  • ITU approves for home networking

    The International Telecommunication Union on Friday gave final approval to, a standard for high-speed home networking that spans coaxial cable, electrical wiring and phone lines.

    Written by Stephen Lawson15 June 10 05:45