Houlin Zhao
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Digital divide still persists in many countries

The challenge of connecting people living in rural and remote areas to the Internet persists in many countries, says the ITU.

2:20

Artificial intelligence in healthcare framework in the works

Two United Nations organisations join forces to establish a standards framework on how to leverage artificial intelligence-powered tech in the health sector.

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World's e-waste levels on the rise

Despite recycling interventions, global electronic waste continues to grow, with expectations of further increases over the next three years.

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Broadband accelerates development

The UN Commission's state of broadband access report highlights broadband's increasingly important role in helping communities improve their livelihoods.

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Mobile broadband subscriptions surge

Global mobile subscriptions have grown over 20% annually in the last five years and are expected to reach 4.3?billion this year.

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ITU forms global e-waste statistics partnership

The main objective of the International Telecommunication Union partnership is to improve and collect worldwide e-waste statistics.

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Initiative intends to increase global digital equity

The "Digital Skills for Decent Jobs Campaign" seeks to encourage the global community to provide youth worldwide with digital skills training.

1:20

ITU makes its decision-making procedures transparent

A new access to information policy makes ITU documents and decision-making procedures available online.

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Don't panic about SA's ICT ranking dip

The country's slip in the global ICT development rankings does not spell disaster, says ITU official Cosmas Zavazava.

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Sep 12, 2016

ITU adopts smart sustainable city KPIs

Policymakers sign the 'Montevideo Declaration', aiming to unlock the potential of ICT for sustainable urbanisation.

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3.9bn remain cut off from the Internet

By the end of 2016, more than half of the world's population will not yet be using the Internet, says the ITU.

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ITU celebrates telecoms, information society day

The ITU celebrates the fact that billions of people around the world are now connected to a smart and networked environment.