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 Recent ITU Publications from the General Secretariat and ITU Telecom
Final Acts of the Plenipotentiary Conference
Busan, 2014   Publication Notice with Order Form

Decisions, Resolutions, recommendations adopted by previous Plenipotentiary Conferences, Kyoto, 1994; Minneapolis, 1998; Marrakesh, 2002; Antalya, 2006; and Guadalajara, 2010, as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Busan, 2014) and new Decisions and Resolutions adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Busan, 2014).
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Other editions:   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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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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Optimization Coding Theory and Multithreshold Algorithms
2015   Publication Notice with Order Form

This new work by Professors Valeriy Zolotarev, Gennadiy Ovechkin and Yuriy Zubarev sets out the basic principles of modern error-correcting optimization coding theory, before moving on to consider multithreshold decoding (MTD) algorithms. With each symbol correction iteration, these iterative algorithms always find decisions of strictly increasing likelihood and can achieve optimum results that would normally require exhaustive search of all possible code words. It reviews the capabilities of symbolic codes discovered by the authors and the corresponding, simple-to-implement special symbolic MTD decoders, which are easier and more efficient than all other known methods of decoding non-binary codes. Concatenated parallel-type arrangements and other configurations that enhance the efficiency of MTD are proposed. The efficiency limits of real codes with a code rate close to channel capacity are valuated. The effectiveness and complexity of error-correction procedures in software and hardware implementation are assessed. This work will be of interest to experts in the field of coding theory, communication system developers and undergraduate and postgraduate students in relevant disciplines.
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