ITU brings new clarity to 5G transport
ITU – 2018 has seen the launch of a major ITU drive to define the requirements of IMT-2020/5G systems as they relate to transport networks, the extremely high-capacity optical networks that form the ‘backbone’ of the ICT ecosystem.
These 5G transport projects have built strong momentum, drawing on the expertise of a wide range of working groups within ITU’s standardization expert group for ‘transport, access and home’, ITU-T Study Group 15.
The baseline for this work was established in February 2018 with the release of an influential ITU Technical Report placing emerging 5G radio requirements in the context of their demands on transport networks.
The second version of this Technical Report was agreed in October 2018. Download the report… more>
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International Telecommunications Union, Geneva. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Marco Antonio Lopez – A new study released by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) examining for the first time the correlation between broadband expansion and six variables confirms what many have suspected: The existence of a national broadband plan is the most important factor affecting the speed by which broadband access spreads across a country.
The equalizing quality of broadband also extends into the sphere of business and the economy. With both large and small businesses now relying on the Internet for their day-to-day operations, enhancements in the broadband infrastructure accelerate transactions and can thus help attract customers and improve efficiency at the same time. While outmigration of particularly young jobseekers to metropolitan areas is endemic to many rural areas, the availability of broadband can help small communities to reconstitute themselves. With massive private sector investments in research and development, the broadband industry is becoming an economic force and job creator in its own right. more> http://tinyurl.com/p23xhh8
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By Chloe Albanesius – The United States said today (Dec 13, Thu) that it will not sign an international telecommunications treaty thanks to the inclusion of Internet-related provisions. According to the BBC, the U.K. and Canada have also pledged not … Continue reading
By Violet Blue – Anthony Rutkowski held the position of the ITU’s chief of telecommunication regulations and relations between members in the ITU’s general secretariat from November 1987 to January 1992.
As WCIT-12 wraps up this week, what remains to be seen is how member states would use the new treaties to implement new rules within their jurisdictions, such as the recently agreed deep-packet inspection provisions. Rutkowski told CNET that it’s not entirely clear the changes actually could be implemented. “Again, the provisions they are proposing are a joke. Most if not all the major nations will simply ignore what is in the draft provisions.” Yet Rutkowski pointed out that even still, “Russia and few others may try to exploit the political value.” more> http://tinyurl.com/a5aqyw9
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English: AGRA. Vladimir and Lyudmila Putin visiting the Taj Mahal. Русский: АГРА. Владимир и Людмила Путины во время посещения мавзолея Тадж-Махал. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Jean-Christophe Nothias – Constructing a fairy tale usually requires a cast of ‘bad guys.’ Vladimir Putin declares that WCIT-12 should address Internet governance, and you get the plot line that Russia wants to control the Internet and its infrastructure networks. Ditto China. Add the apparent influence of Dr Hamadoun Touré, ITU‘s Malian Secretary-General who received his Ph.D. in the former USSR, to the mix.
For the U.S. chorus-preaching doomsday scenarios, it is the ‘threat’ of centralized control — and the alleged implications for increased governmental censorship — that is presented as the defining question at stake. In essence, their argument goes that the Internet in its current form is a pure and perfect example of a democratic, decentralized system. A fairy tale. more> http://tinyurl.com/cbzsblo
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