More than ever, technology is making its way to the top of governments’ political agendas. ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao reflects on the role of foreign policy and diplomacy in achieving achieve universal connectivity and affordable ICT services by the end of the decade.
In a satellite-dependent era, more deployments and the rapid growth of connectivity also mean increased risks of interference. Learn how ITU and the space industry are tackling interference together to ensure reliable space services for everyone, everywhere.
The city of Sunderland in the UK has announced a new partnership to deploy a private 5G network for business and public services applications. The city plans to establish a ‘backbone’ of 5G connectivity by summer 2022.
With the launch of the Partner2Connect Digital Coalition, which I announced in Barcelona, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) looks forward to joining forces with others to create an inclusive new normal. This new multi-stakeholder alliance aims to foster meaningful connectivity and digital transformation in the hardest-to-connect communities, including in least developed countries, landlocked developing countries, and small island developing states.