International Telecommunication Union

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Reducing the digital gender divide in Burundi and Ethiopia

Combining their resources, ITU and EIF will enhance efforts to benefit women in Burundi, Ethiopia, and Haiti. This will be achieved by building capacity at the policy level, increasing governments' ability to mainstream gender and information and communication technologies (ICTs)

Digital platforms are giving Kenya’s creatives a lifeline amid COVID-19

In Kenya, artists’ lives have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital platforms useful for survival, but scale is key.

New ‘Versatile Video Coding’ standard to enable next-generation video compression

The new Versatile Video Coding (VVC) has the flexibility to enable emerging applications such as 360-degree omnidirectional immersive multimedia, remote screen sharing, cloud-based collaboration, cloud gaming, and region-based extraction and merging.

Reduced pricing is not translating into increasing Internet penetration rates

ITU’s latest global analysis of prices for mobile-voice, mobile-data and fixed-broadband services suggests that affordability is not the only barrier to Internet uptake.

Postponement of ITU Digital World 2020

The ITU Digital World 2020, the global technology event for government, industry and SMEs, has been postponed. The event will now take place as ITU Digital World 2021 in September 2021.

Connecting the next 4 billion

Global leaders convened to discuss how to leverage broadband to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

ITU Telecom World 2018 concludes on a high note in South Africa

For the first time in its existence, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) hosted its annual flagship event on Afrikan soil.