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Here are your key ICT trends and insights this week: Banks join forces to tackle cybercrime; Huawei is helping to close the digital divide; and Switzerland is the safest country for data storage.


ITU Newsletter Faster NFV/SDN standards? Can Orange and AT&T accelerate open source and standards for network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN)? What will their partnership mean for the industry?

ICT Trends

Cybersecurity: Big banks join forces 8 of the largest banks in the US have joined together to fight cybercrime, share information on threats and role-play hacking scenarios. But will this leave smaller banks in a more vulnerable position? Meanwhile, startup Upguard will calculate your company's cybersecurity risk score. [Learn more about ITU’s Cybersecurity activities.]

Regulation: Indonesia is looking to liberalize their USD 14 billion telecom sector to encourage competition to speed broadband rollout over the next three years. Could this set a precedent for smaller emerging markets? 


Infrastructure: Deutsche Telekom’s pan-European network (Pan-Net) is on track to launch by the end of 2016, which will let European subsidiaries take a 'pick and choose' approach to address local market needs.



Self-driving cars will improve our cities Reduced fossil fuel dependency, safer roads and reduced pollution are all possible if countries actively shape the introduction of autonomous cars, argues Robin Chase.

Coding bootcamps: the answer to youth unemployment? Around the world, companies are struggling to fill ICT positions – could coding bootcamps help fill this growing need? ITU News takes a look.

Keep up to date with ITU


- Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium; Nairobi, Kenya, 6-8 September 2016

- Focus Group on IMT-2020; Palo Alto, United States, 6-9 September 2016

- Young ICT Leaders' Forum 2016; ​Busan, Republic of Korea, 7-9 September 2016


- Recent blog! Balancing rights and online safety

- New videos! On ITU’s YouTube channel

- Read the latest ITU News Magazine here

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