International Telecommunication Union

  • Indian youth founder of 'Open Curriculum' wins prestigious UN award October 11, 2013

    United Nations: A young man from India is among 10 people from around the world selected for a prestigious United Nations award in recognition of their work as entrepreneurs and use of technology to change the world. The recipients of the 10 Young Innovators Competition organized by the International Telecommunication Union...
  • New H.265 video format approved by UN January 28, 2013

    Geneva: The UN telecommunications agency says its members have agreed upon a new compression format that could dramatically cut the amount of Internet bandwidth currently used by video files. The International Telecommunication Union says the format, or codec, known as H.265 would require just half the amount of data needed by...
  • World has 6 billion mobile phone subscribers: UN October 12, 2012

    Geneva: The world now has nearly as many mobile phone subscriptions as inhabitants. The UN telecom agency says there were about 6 billion subscriptions by the end of 2011 roughly one for 86 of every 100 people. In a report Thursday, the International Telecommunication Union said China alone accounted for...
  • UN sets stage for blazing fast new mobile devices January 20, 2012

    Geneva: A United Nations telecom meeting has approved the next generation of mobile technology, which experts say will make devices 500 times faster than 3G smartphones and eliminate the wait time between the tap of a finger and the appearance of a Web page. The technology will be used immediately for...
  • Internet users to exceed 2 billion in 2010 October 20, 2010

    Geneva: The number of Internet users will surpass two billion this year, approaching a third of the world population, but developing countries need to step up access to the vital tool for economic growth, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday. Users have doubled in the past five years, and compare...
  • Universal mobile charger soon to hit the market May 24, 2010

    Hyderabad: An energy efficient standard charger for all mobile phones will soon be introduced in the global market, said the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a leading United Nations agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) issues. ITU officials announced on the first day of World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC10) here Monday...