Global initiative to give 3.4bn access to smartphones
The Vodafone and ITU project will identify policy, commercial and circular-economy interventions to increase smartphone access.
ITU study lifts the lid on ICT adoption in Africa
Albeit slow, the African region witnesses signs of growth in terms of ICT infrastructure, reveals an International Telecommunication Union study.
ITU invites SA SMEs to take part in global digital awards
The International Telecommunication Union invites applications for its ITU Digital World 2021 SME Awards, which promote digital innovation by SMEs.
Digital TV delays push Ellies unit into liquidation
The company cites continuing government delays in implementing SA’s digital TV migration programme as contributing to the division’s woes.
$428bn investment needed to connect all of humanity
Some R7.1 trillion is required to connect nearly half of the world’s population that has never used the Internet, estimates an International Telecommunication Union study.
ITU Connect2Recover to boost Africa’s post-COVID connectivity
The International Telecommunication Union’s Connect2Recover initiative aims to expand access to affordable and reliable connectivity in Africa.
Women hardest hit by digital divide during COVID-19
An International Telecommunication Union report shows access to ICT has a major impact on women's ability to prepare for, survive and recover from disasters.
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.
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.
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.