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ITU: Committed to connecting the world

New fibre to the home standards

​The next generation of passive optical network (PON) technologies standardized by ITU - known as “higher speed PON" - will provide for speeds of 50 Gbit/s per wavelength, up from the 10 Gbit/s of its predecessors.

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2021 WSIS Prizes: Meet the winners

​As we mark the 10th anniversary of these key annual awards, ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao congratulates all 18 winners of the 2021 contest.

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WSIS prize winners 2021

ICTs: The backbone of building back better

​ITU Deputy Secretary-General Malcolm Johnson shares takeaways and insights from the Ministerial Roundtable held last month as part of the 2021 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum.

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Save the date: Global Symposium for Regulators

​​Join GSR-21 online from 21 to 25 June. Under the theme “Regulation for digital transformation: Accelerating inclusive connectivity, access and use," the symposium will focus on financing connectivity, regulation for innovation, and partnerships for digital transformation. Learn more and register here.​

GSR 2021
  • Standards
  • WSIS prize winners 2021
  • ICTs
  • GSR 2021

MyITU Beta

​​MyITU is a new​ mobile-friendly site combining ITU News​, a selection of free publications and events plus ITU membership info, organized by themes of interest. More


ITU Council 2021


A virtual consultation of councillors (C21\VCC-1) will be held from 8 to 18 June 2021. Learn more​​


Official visits