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Every day, millions of people around the world who have a disability, are faced with frustrating – even  impossible - situations when trying to use information and communication technologies. ITU believes that these people should enjoy the same services and opportunities in life as everyone else. Achieving the goal of…
The transition from analogue to digital broadcasting creates numerous opportunities for provision of information and communication technology (ICT) applications and multimedia services, including higher quality video and interactivity. It also contributes to a more efficient use of spectrum and paves the way for a “digital dividend” because the released spectrum…
Evaluating how households and individuals access and use ICT (phones, TV, radio, computers) is essential to ICT policy makers and businesses so that they can: Monitor and assess the digital divide Analyze the impact of ICT on growth and development Design, evaluate and reformulate policies Carry out strategic planning, and…
Entry from Wikipedia An Internet exchange point (IX or IXP) is a physical infrastructure through which Internet service providers (IS   Ps) exchange Internet traffic between their networks (autonomous systems). IXPs reduce the portion of an ISP's traffic which must be delivered via their upstream transit providers, thereby reducing the…
What is IPTV? Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) delivers multimedia content to a home entertainment system over an IP-based packet network (broadband connection using Internet protocols). In addition to providing traditional broadcast TV, IPTV can provide 2-way interactive services. IPTV is typically bundled with other services like non-linear video services such…
What are IP addresses? IP addresses are “critical resources” in the sense that they are required in order to be able to participate in today’s economic activities. Indeed, the IP address space is commonly considered to be “a public resource that must be managed in a prudent manner with regards…
ENTRY FROM THE ITU DEVELOPMENT SECTOR'S TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATIONS AND INFRASTRUCTURE WEBSITE It is generally accepted that an effective telecommunication infrastructure is one of the essential drivers that enables a country to achieve successful social and economic development. Wireless telecommunication is especially important for developing countries because it will reduce the…
What is Wireless Networking? What does Wireless Networking include? Wireless infrastructure can be built for very little cost compared to traditional wired alternatives. But building wireless networks is only partly about saving money. By providing people in local communities with less expensive and easier access to information, allows them to…
Changing technologies are having a profound effect on the structure of the telecommunication and information and communication technology (ICT) sector. Pricing and cost modeling practices are central to a fair, competitive and healthy telecommunication and ICT sector. Reaching the right balance requires the stakeholders to fully understand and analyze in…
Entry from Wikipedia: "Human resources is a term used to refer to how people are managed by organizations. The field has moved from a traditionally administrative function to a strategic one that recognizes the link between talented and engaged people and organizational success. The field draws upon concepts developed in…
     The term Open Education Resources (OER) was first defined at the Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries convened in 2002 by UNESCO in association with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET). In the…