Posts tagged as ITU

Partnership to leverage geospatial knowledge for ICT infrastructure development

The World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced a partnership for making information and communication technologies available to all. The organisations will work towards promoting and fostering knowledge exchange and expertise for best practices in the field of ICT and geospatial technologies for a sustainable digital economy. WGIC represents the […]

Case study assesses Moscow’s smart city journey

A new case study from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) offers an evaluation of Moscow’s progress in meeting the objectives of its smart city strategies and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The case study, Implementing ITU-T International Standards to Shape Smart Sustainable Cities: The Case of Moscow​, was undertaken using the Key Performance […]

South Africa elected to the ITU Council and Radio Regulations Board

South Africa was elected to the ITU Council and an ICASA Frequency spectrum manager, Mandla Mchunu was elected to the Radio Regulations Board (RRB) at the Plenipotentiary Conference which is the highest decision-making body of ITU, the United Nations specialised agency for ICTs. Held every four years, the conference is the key event at which […]

Infrastructure sharing SA’s biggest telecom hot potato

At the recent DTPS workshop to consider the input from industry on the Electronic Communications Act (ECA) Amendment bill, industry was criticised for failing to implement infrastructure sharing and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) were taken to task for not enforcing infrastructure sharing […]

ICASA wants flexible regulatory regime for 5G

One of the key strategies geared at achieving the digital agenda in South Africa is to ensure that the regulatory regime for IMT-2020 is flexible, supports innovative technologies and serves the needs of end users. The inaugural Fifth Generation (5G) Forum was hosted by the Independent Commuications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) on 1 and […]

South Africa bids to host ITU 2018 World Telecom Exhibition

The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Dr. Siyabonga Cwele is leading the South Africans delegation at the 2017 International Telecommunications Union Telecom World Exhibition in South Korea where South Africa is bidding to host the next edition of the conference in September 2018. Cabinet approved that South Africa makes a proposal to host the […]