Of financial inclusion and merchant acceptance
Digital Financial Services have the power to transform the lives of millions living in poverty. However, the lack of merchant acceptance presents a significant obstacle to its success, write Sacha Polverini of the ITU and Carol Benson of Glenbrook Partners.
Urgent need to allocate spectrum, governments warned
At the start of the WRC-15 treaty negotiations, the GSMA called on governments across the world to allocate the spectrum required to drive the continued global growth of mobile broadband.
Satcom solutions provider Global Invacom poised for next wave
Singapore-based satellite communications solutions provider Global Invacom is set for the next technology shift, and plans to grow with it, Benjamin Cher reports.
ITU focus group on financial inclusion to meet in KL
The ITU Focus Group on Digital Financial Services (DFS) for Financial Inclusion will be meeting in Kuala Lumpur at the end of the month to continue discussions on what the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has described as one of the world’s most challenging social and economic issues: Access to formal financial services by the world’s poorest two billion people.
Mobile broadband: It’s about the spectrum, silly
Early access to spectrum for mobile broadband in the so-called ‘C-Band’ is feasible, and likely to generate significant economic benefits, according to an independent report by Plum Consulting, commissioned by Ericsson, Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies.
AsiaPac telco community gets a spectrum slap from GSMA
The GSM Association said it is disappointed that the Asia Pacific telecommunications community has not identified sufficient spectrum to meet growing consumer demand.
Development of digital societies key to APAC growth: Research reports
New research reports produced by the GSMA, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Internet Society (iSOC) show that the development of digital societies have the potential to help solve key challenges faced by Asian countries.
Bell Labs hits 10Gbps over copper telephone lines
Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, has claimed to set a new broadband speed record of 10 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) using traditional copper telephone lines and a prototype technology that demonstrates how existing copper access networks can be used to deliver 1 Gbps symmetrical ultra-broadband access services.
Aviation looks to the cloud, global framework in pipeline
Aviation and telco industries to implement cloud-based real-time flight monitoring Efforts to develop roadmap and framework to be fast-tracked in the wake of MH370
MH370: Experts meet in KL to discuss ICT in aviation
More than than 50 high level experts from all over the world have confirmed their attendance at an ITU discussion of real-time flight monitoring even as Malaysian authorities face mounting international criticism over how they have handled the search operations and investigation into the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.