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ITU News Magazine


​Welcome to ITU News ​​Magazine – your source for insight on key ITU events and initiatives, as well as global information and communication technology (ICT) trends.​​


Latest edition

​​​​In this edition of our digital magazi​ne​,
you will learn more about:
  • What ITU Member State delegates will discuss at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19).
  • The international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits.
  • How decisions taken at WRC-19 may impact the appropriate protection and availability of spectrum for different services.​​​​​​​

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Previous issues​



Terrestrial wireless communications

  • How terrestrial wireless communications play a crucial role in improving lives in today’s digital economy.
  • How terrestrial radio technologies have evolved, with the emergence of new applications.​​​​​​​
  • How decisions taken at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 may impact the appropriate protection and availability of spectrum for terrestrial wireless communications.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


AI for Good: Paths forward

  • What Artificial Intelligenc​e (AI) experts will discuss at the AI for Good Global Summit to be held on 28-31 May 2019.
  • Five ‘breakthrough tracks’ to explore how AI can be harnessed to improve lives worldwide.​​​​​​​
  • Key insights from a diverse range of AI thought leaders who will be at the Summit​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Evolving satellite communications

  • How satellites play a crucial role in improving lives in today’s digital economy.
  • Game-changing innovations enabling a range of solutions from better health care to smarter cities.​​​​​​​
  • How decisions taken at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 may impact the appropriate protection and availability of spectrum for satellite communications​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​​​​


Monitoring our changing planet​

  • The benefits of Earth observation to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • ITU recommendations (technical standards) for space science and spaceborne remote sensing.​​​​​​​
  • How decisions taken at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 can provide the appropriate protection and availability of spectrum for space science.​​​​​​​​​​​




ITU decides four-year strategy​

  • ITU’s newly elected officials, members of the Radio Regulations Board and ITU Council.​
  • ITU’s roadmap for 2020-2023, including new strategic and financial plans.​​​​
  • New and revised resolutions adopted by Member States at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.​​​​​


Electing ITU's top executives​

  • The candidates for ITU’s top posts – their priorities, vision and achievements.​
  • How the candidates think ITU should evolve to maintain relevance in today’s world.
  • Useful information about ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 (PP-18) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.​​​​​


New regulatory frontiers​

  • Editorial ​
    New regulatory frontiers — opportunities and challenges​
  • Highlights​
  • Key themes​​
  • GSR‑18 at a glance


Technology driving tomorrow’s cars​​

  • Editorial ​
    Technology driving tomorrow’s cars​​
  • The power of the future networked car​
  • ITU and connected car security standardization​
  • The automotive industry and ITU membership
  • Connected cars for smart cities


Artificial intelligence for global good​​​​​​

  • Editorial ​
    The promise of AI​​
  • The AI for Good Global Summit​​
  • Achieving the SDGs with AI​
  • AI impacts on society​​​
  • AI for Good Global Summit 2017



Sharing networks, driving growth​​​​

  • Editorial ​
    Sharing networks, driving growth​
  • Infrastructure sharing for development
  • A regulatory point of view​​
  • Towercos — a growing market​​
  • Identifying future trends


Smart digital transformation — what’s next?​​

  • Editorial ​
    Towards a world of smart digital transformation​​​​​​​​​
  • Digital transformation
  • Innovation economy​​​
  • Smart Republic of Korea​
  • Thought leadership


90 years of global collaboration​

  • Editorial ​
    Testimony to the sustainable development of the wireless ecosystem​​​​​​​​
  • 90 years of success
  • Looking back to the future​​​
  • Thought leadership reflection


How ICTs are accelerating the SDGs​​​​​

  • Editorial ​
    Why ICTs are so crucial to achieving the SDGs​​​​​​
  • ICT4SDG in action—Focus on Asia​
  • Thought Leadership​​​
  • ITU’s role​​


Forging paths to 5G​​

  • Editorial ​
    Why the world needs 5G​​​​
  • The promise of 5G
  • Making 5G happen​​


AI for social good​

  • Editorial ​
    Harnessing the power of AI for social good​
  • Solutions and Opportunities​​
  • Challenges and Risks​​


Accelerating ICT growth to​gether​

  • Editorial ​
    Collaborating in the digital economy​​
  • Highlights​
  • Video insights​​
  • Key themes​


Celebrating the Radio Regulations​​​​​​​​​​

  • Editorial ​
    ITU Radio Regulations — Now more important than ever ​
  • 110 years of success​​​​​
  • Services​
  • Development and application


How can we close the digital gender gap?​​​​​​​​

  • Editorial ​
    Encouraging more women and girls in ICT​​​
  • Thought Leadership​​​​
  • ITU Special Envoy​​​
  • Success Stories​
  • ​GEM‑TECH Awards


​Collaborative regulation​​​​​

  • Editorial ​
    Why collaborative regulation is critical​​​​​
  • Highlights of GSR-16​​
  • Key themes emerge from GSR-16​​
  • ​​​Thought Leadership contributions​​


Building tomorrow’s Smart Sustainable Cities​​​​​

  • Editorial ​
    Accelerating the development of Smart Sustainable Cities​​​
  • The promise of smarter cities
  • Why cooperation is important​
  • ​​​Critical issues​​

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Measuring ICT development:
New trends, new challenges​​​

  • Editorial ​
    The importance of measuring ICT development​​
  • Flagship report and awards​​
  • Key themes emerge from WTIS‑15 ​
  • ​​​Thought Leadership contributions​​​


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Celebrati​ng I​TU’s 150 Ye​​ars​​

  • Editorial ​
    Leading tomorrow’s technology
  • Broadband​​
    The State of Broadband 2015​
    Policy options for promo
    ting high-speed broadband​​
  • ITU Telecom World 2015
    New focus on young innovators ​​


​Allocating spectrum for a chang​​ing world​​

  • ​​​Edit​orial 
    Allocating spectrum for a changing world
  • Conference overview 
    Today’s successes leading tomorrow’s technology
    From Conference Preparatory Meeting to WRC‑15​
  • Allocating spectrum to the regions of the world

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​Mind th​​​e Digital Gap

  • ​​Editorial 
    Mind the Digital Gap​
  • ​15th Global Symposium for Regulators​
  • Trends in​​​ Telecommunication Reform Report 2015

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​​​ITU’s 150 Years of Innovation​​​​​​

  • Editorial
    Celebrating 150 Years of Innovation
  • The Origins of the ITU, and their Relevance Today
  • Evolving Radiocommunications​
  • Mainstreaming Innovat​ions and Enhancing Performance Decade by Decade
  • Bridging the Digital Divide​

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Special Report on the ​​​Digital Switchover​​​​

  • ​​​Editorial
    Gearing up to WRC-15
  • ITU World and Regional Radiocommunication Seminars
  • Gearing up to WRC-15
    Conference Preparatory Meeting for WRC-15
    World Radiocommunication Conference 2015
  • World Radio Day at ITU headquarters

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Forecasting​​ the Future​​​

  • Editorial
    Exciting times ahead in 20​15
  • Top tech predictions
  • ITU Telecom World 2014
    Viewpoints from Doha
  • Leader Interview with Denis O’Brien​​

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