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ITU Publications : General Secretariat and Telecom

 Recent ITU Publications from the General Secretariat and ITU Telecom
Final Acts of the Plenipotentiary Conference
2018  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

Instruments amending the Constitution and the Convention of the International Telecommunication Union (Geneva, 1992) as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994), the Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis, 1998), the Plenipotentiary Conference (Marrakesh, 2002), the Plenipotentiary Conference (Antalya, 2006), the Plenipotentiary Conference (Guadalajara, 2010) and the Plenipotentiary Conference (Busan, 2014).

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Other editions:   Busan, 2014   Busan, November 2014   Guadalajara, 2010   Antalya, 2006   Marrakesh, 2002   Minneapolis, 1998   Kyoto, 1994   Geneva, 1992  
 
Assessing the Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence
September 2018  New!  

This is the first paper in a new series of ITU's Issue Paper on Emerging Trends, which aims to identify and recognize emerging trends in the telecommunication/ICTs environment, and share the information with all ITU membership to enhance our capacity to understand the force transforming our society with the development of telecommunication/ICT.

Contributed by the McKinsey Global Institute, the economic and business research arm of McKinsey & Company, it offers a framework for thinking about how to model the economic impact of AI, putting this exercise in the context of the research on the dynamically changing world of work in the light of automation, the need for a skills revolution, and the increasing and potential use of AI by companies.

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ITU Journal, ICT Discoveries
2018  New!  

The first special issue of the ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries explores novel applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques that can improve the performance and efficiency of communication infrastructure, systems and components, create new services and ensure optimal user experience. It also presents contributions on related policy, legal, societal and ethical aspects that can help safely unlock the potential of AI techniques in the field of communication technologies, and foster technical cooperation and digital inclusion.
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Other editions:   2018  
 
The State of Broadband 2018: Broadband catalyzing sustainable development
2018  New!  

This annual report from the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development showcases the state and trends in broadband deployments around the world.

The 2018 edition is now available for download below, or for the first time available online in a new interactive format.

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The State of Broadband 2016: Broadband catalyzing sustainable development
2016   Publication Notice with Order Form

This report provides an update on progress towards the global targets of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development and showcases the research and thought leadership of the Broadband Commission. It also provides a global snapshot of where the telecommunication/ICT industry stands with regards to fixed and mobile broadband deployment, affordability and usage, as well as the use of broadband for achieving development objectives. It will examine the use of new and upcoming technologies, such as 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) for development.
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