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ITU introduces new global guidelines to protect kids online

The International Telecommunication Union’s guidelines consist of four parts tailored to key audiences: children, parents and educators, industry and policymakers.

23 Jun

Africa needs accelerated ICT, renewable energy investment

UNESCO’s Dr Huber Gijzen encourages investment in renewable energy and ICT infrastructure on the continent, to boost education efforts.


Africa recycles less than 0.1% e-waste

Data from the International Telecommunication Union reveals Africa’s shortcomings on e-waste management, with less than 0.1% recycled.


Internet uptake lags despite falling broadband prices

The International Telecommunication Union finds prices for telecoms services continue to decline but do not translate into rapidly increasing Internet penetration rates.

May 5, 2020

As COVID-19 continues, ITU calls for digital solutions

The International Telecommunication Union’s second annual innovation competition calls for digital solutions that can be nurtured to scale and assist communities.


Criminals exploit crucial COVID-19 SMSes to commit fraud

WASPA advises SA’s mobile users to exercise caution and their own common sense when receiving messages on their mobiles related to the virus.

Mar 20, 2020

ITU seeks to maintain vital communications during COVID-19

The International Telecommunication Union sets out a strategy to enable and ensure communication availability during the phases of disaster.


ICT sector sets 2030 emission-reduction targets

The ITU reveals the ICT industry has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030.

Jan 23, 2020

ITU introduces Broadband Transforming Lives campaign in Davos

The global broadband body examines new financing models that would help accelerate “meaningful universal connectivity” across the world.


ITU marks World Television Day

Television has become an integral part of life, accounting for 80% of all consumer Internet traffic, says the ITU.

Sep 13, 2019

Cisco, ITU look to boost digital skills in Africa

The multi-stakeholder partnership seeks to tackle the digital skills gap in communities through a digital transformation initiative.


How broadcasters can tap into artificial intelligence

The International Telecommunication Union publishes a report showing artificial intelligence can be used for distributing TV and radio content.

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