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WTDC-14 Highlights

 WTDC-14 Highlights

Issue N°10, 10 April 2014: Dubai Action Plan
The Dubai Action Plan adopted at the sixth quadrennial World Telecommunications Development Conference reaffirms ITU's commitment to the delivery of universal and affordable access to telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICT)...

Issue N°9, 8 April 2014: WSIS+10 High-level Event
ITU Deputy Secretary-General Houlin Zhao has praised the "open and inclusive" nature of the preparatory process for the forthcoming WSIS+10 High-level Event scheduled to take place in Geneva from 10 to 13 June (including planned pre-events on 09 June)...

hl8thumb.jpg Issue N°8, 7 April 2014: eHealth
The ITU has renewed its commitment to help accelerate the global development and adoption of health information and communication technologies to improve healthcare and bring down costs, particularly in developing countries. At a special event on "Technical Requirements for Large Scale Deployment of eHealth Innovations" held on the sidelines of WTDC-14...

hl7thumb.jpg Issue N°7, 7 April 2014: Digital Switchover
The ITU has presented updated guidelines to help developing countries make a smooth transition from analogue to digital broadcasting as many countries prepare to meet the universal 2015 deadline for the switchover. The presentation was made at a special event on the sidelines of WTDC-14 and also highlighted new features of ITU's spectrum management system for developing countries, known as SMD4DC...

hl6thumb.jpg Issue N°6, 3 April 2014: Online Interactive Maps
Delegates and industry representatives participating in WTDC-14 have been given a first-hand demonstration of how ITU's online interactive terrestrial transmission maps can help bridge the gaps in digital connectivity worldwide. The groundbreaking maps visually pinpoint where terrestrial communication links are in place and where they do not yet exist, providing policy-makers and planners with an effective tool to close connectivity gaps, particularly in developing countries..

hl5thumb.jpg Issue N°5, 2 April 2014: Global Cybersecurity Index
Cyber criminals are often one step ahead of the field in the battle to prevent misuse of information and communication technology. In response, more must be done as challenges to cybersecurity such as denial-of-service attacks, identity and data theft, and destructive malware proliferate and become more sophisticated...

hl4thumb.jpg Issue N°4, 1 April 2014: Hyderabad Action Plan
ITU's sixth quadrennial World Telecommunications Development Conference (WTDC10-14) currently under way in Dubai in the United Arab Hyderabad Action Plan (HAP) has endorsed ITU's achievements over the past four years in implementing the Hyderabad Action Plan adopted at WTDC-10...

hl3thumb.jpgIssue N°3, 30 March-1 April 2014: Policy Statements
Government policy-makers and ICT industry leaders from around the world have reasserted their support for ITU's ongoing commitment to bridge the digital divide and expressed appreciation for its assistance in helping developing nations access the benefits of ICT...

hl2thumb.jpgIssue N°2, 30 March 2014 : Opening CeremonyMore than 1,600 government policy-makers and industry leaders from 145 countries have gathered in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to chart the future development of Telecommunications and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as a catalyst for sustainable, socio-economic development powered by universal broadband connectivity...

hl1thumb.jpgIssue N°1, 29 March 2014 : High-Level Dialogue
Delegates attending ITU's sixth quadrennial World Telecommunications Development Conference now in session in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates have been given a probing glimpse of a brave new digital world in which "data is the new oil, broadband is the pipeline, and mobile devices are the cars"...