|Smart Cities Seoul: A case study||Brochure|
Technology Watch report - Rapid urbanization is exerting growing pressure on cities’ traditional infrastructures, and information and communication technologies (ICTs) present very viable means of updating these infrastructures to reflect the demands of 21st century societies. This ITU-T Technology Watch Report analyses Seoul’s implementation of its “Smart Seoul 2015” project, providing a best-practice guide to the construction and operation of a smart city. The report investigates the conceptual underpinnings of Smart Seoul, the use of smart technologies and mobile-web applications to provide citizen-centric services, and the role of technical standards as the precondition for smart city functionality.Download
|Human exposure to electromagnetic fields||Flyer|
ITU-T activities on human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) due to radio systems and mobile equipment.
The World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-12) held in Dubai, 20-29 November 2012, approved Resolution 72:
Measurement concerns related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields.
Within the Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), ITU-T Study Group 5 (SG5) is the lead study group on ICT environmental aspects of electromagnetic phenomena and climate change.Download
|The case of Korea: the quantification of GHG reduction effect achieved by ICTs||Brochure|
Climate Change - Information and communication technology (ICT) has dramatically improved the quality of our lives and significantly contributed to economic growth. The development of the ICT sector has resulted in the increased consumption of resources and energy and has been responsible for an increase in the release of greenhouse gases (GHG). However, the ICT sector has the potential to create environmental benefits by allowing other sectors to save energy, produce and consume more efficiently and therefore reduce net GHG emissions.
|Resilient pathways: the adaptation of the ICT sector to climate change||Brochure|
Climate Change - The main objective of this report is to explore the impacts of climate change on the ICT sector and the potential for adaptation, while emphasizing the need for resilient pathways of action, enabling environments and new standards to foster the sector’s approach to adaptation.
|Partnering for solutions: ICT in Smart Water Management||Brochure|
Climate Change - Today, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become pivotal in everyday life. Though there are many initiatives designed to enhance water sustainability, efficiency and accessibility via ICTs to address the water crisis, there is still a need for standardization and proper ICT governance. Provision of this ensures that there is proper management of these technologies, avoiding the possible increase in consumption or environmental damage from electronic waste. Smart water management (SWM) therefore is a key policy issue on the global stage.
|ITU-T Standardization - Committed to connecting the world||Brochure|
ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) develops international technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect. ITU-T standards (ITU-T Recommendations) provide the technical backbone to global communications, increasing the reach of international information and communication technology (ICT) networks and fostering the market growth necessary to the production of affordable ICTs. Without ITU-T standards:
- You couldn’t make a telephone call from one side of
the world to the other
- You wouldn’t be able to surf the Internet
- Modern communications, as we know them, just wouldn’t exist.Download
|Green ICT Standards - A path to environmental sustainability||Brochure|
Climate Change - ITU-T, climate change and protection of the environment - Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), such as satellites, mobile phones or the Internet, are capable of playing a key role in addressing the global challenges of climate change and sustainable development. At the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-12) held in Dubai, November 2012, ITU’s 193 Member States adopted Resolution 73 on “ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change”. By raising awareness of ICT’s role in tackling environmental challenges including climate change, ITU-T is promoting innovative ICT solutions to environmental questions and is developing green ICT standards to support a sustainable future.
|The Tactile Internet||Brochure|
ITU-T Technology Watch report - Extremely low latency in combination with high availability, reliability and security will define the character of the Tactile Internet. It will have a marked impact on business and society, introducing numerous new opportunities for emerging technology markets and the delivery of essential public services. This Technology Watch report outlines the potential of the Tactile Internet, exploring its promise in application fields ranging from industry automation and transport systems to healthcare, education and gaming. It goes on to describe the Tactical Internet’s demands on future digital infrastructure and its expected impact on society, concluding with a brief discussion of the role to be played by the ITU framework.Download
|Big data: Big today, normal tomorrow||Brochure|
ITU-T Technology Watch Report - This Technology Watch report looks at different examples and applications associated with the big data paradigm, identifies commonalities among them by describing their characteristics, and highlights some of the technologies enabling the upsurge of big data. As with many emerging technologies, several challenges need to be identified and addressed to facilitate the adoption of big data solutions in a wider range of scenarios. Big data standardization activities related to the ITU-T work programme are described in the final section of this report.Download
|The Mobile Money Revolution - Financial Inclusion Enabler - Part 2||Brochure|
ITU-T Technology Watch Report - Globally, more than 2.5 billion adults do not have a formal bank account, most of them in developing economies.
Low levels of financial inclusion represent a barrier to socio-economic development in developing countries.
Mobile money can be a game changer for the poor and an enabler for financial inclusion in developing
countries. This second part of the report on mobile money considers innovations driving mobile money transfer
applications in developing countries and how these are contributing towards achieving the goals of financial
inclusion. This report also reviews the technical standards behind securing mobile money transfer services.Download
|The Mobile Money Revolution - NFC Mobile Payments - Part 1||Brochure|
ITU-T - Technology Watch Report - Mobile money refers to financial transactions and services that can be carried out using a mobile device such as a mobile
phone or tablet. These services may or may not be linked directly to a bank account. Previously, recharging your mobile
meant adding more airtime but now increasingly you will be able to add money to it, keep all your credit cards and loyalty
coupons, access your bank account and use it like your ordinary wallet for payments. Innovations in mobile money
could lead to a drastic change in the way people pay for goods and services in the near future. This report surveys and
analyses the innovations in the mobile payments landscape and their likely impact on future standardization activities.
|Guidelines on the Establishment of a National Standardization Secretariat for ITU-T: Bridging the Standardization Gap||Brochure|
Standardization is one of the essential building blocks of the Information Society. It is not only a fundamental architectural component of the global information society, but also a precursor to the diffusion of affordable and accessible information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the developing world. International standards aim to create an environment where people can access services worldwide, regardless of the underlying technology.Download