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World Conference On International Telecommunications Draws Criticism
2012-11-22 07:17:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An upcoming United Nations conference threatens the "free and open internet,” Google warned this week, saying some countries will use the meeting as an opportunity to shift control of the Internet´s technical specifications and domain name system from US-based organizations to international bodies. “Not all governments support the free and open Internet,” the Internet search giant wrote on its Take Action...

2012-11-13 08:42:26

BRISBANE, Australia, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Number Resource Organization (NRO), the body representing the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), today expressed its support for the "Stop the Net Grab" campaign that is being spearheaded by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) in the lead-up to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12). WCIT-12 will convene in Dubai from 3-14 December 2012 to review the International...

Third Of World Now Online
2012-10-11 15:39:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online International Telecommunications Union (ITU) reported on Thursday that over a third of the world's population is online. The U.N. agency said not only is a vast portion of the world on the Internet, but mobile phone use has increased by more than 600 million in 2011 to around six billion. "On the back of the increase in broadband services worldwide, the number of people using the Internet grew by 11 percent over the past year...

2012-09-17 10:26:13

AUSTIN, Texas and NANJING, China, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- China Comservice Jiangsu Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Communications Services Corporation Limited, a joint stock company incorporated under the laws of the People's Republic of China (Hereinafter referred to as "CCSJS"), and InRoom Broadcasting Network, LLC, a limited liability company formed under the laws of the State of Delaware (Hereinafter referred to as "InRoom") today signed a five year agreement and...

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2012-08-06 18:26:29

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ahead of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)'s World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai this December, the U.S. is bracing for a call to revise internet treaties to spread control to nations other than the United States. The U.S. House of Representatives voted to support ITU, unanimously voting (414-0) that the "Internet doesn't need new international regulations," according to a report by PC World....

2012-07-02 23:01:27

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), with the support of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT), Jordan are organising the first UN-backed cross border cyber drill designed to test the Arab region´s cyber response capabilities and improve readiness and reaction in the event of a theoretical future cyber attack. The drill forms part of an ITU-IMPACT Arab region...

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2012-06-01 10:33:08

Members of Congress expressed strong opposition on Thursday to proposals to bring the Internet under centralized United Nations control, saying they are committed to preventing the global agency from gaining authority over Internet content and infrastructure. The pledge came during a congressional hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which included testimony from various U.S. officials and technology leaders. All of the witnesses voiced opposition to placing the Internet...

2012-05-15 06:27:32

SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverity, the leader in development testing, announced today that it will host a discussion on open source software quality at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which is organized by the United Nations. The event will take place May 14-18 in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is a unique two-phase United Nations (UN) summit that serves to progress the United Nations' Millennium Development...

2012-04-21 23:00:26

Armen Orujyan PhD, Founder and CEO of Athgo Corporation, has joined the United Nations´ venerated Broadband Commission for Digital Development as a Commissioner. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2012 Armen Orujyan PhD, Founder and CEO of Athgo Corporation, has joined the United Nations´ venerated Broadband Commission for Digital Development as a Commissioner. The Commission, founded by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UNESCO, comprises a select group of top...

2012-03-10 12:00:00

Silicon Valley Based University ITU recently moves from Sunnyvale, California to Downtown San Jose and is open for Summer Enrollment. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 10, 2012 ITU is a university founded by Dr. Shu-Park Chan, former professor and Dean of the Engineering School at Santa Clara University of 30 years. The classes are small, allowing for personable learning, and all courses are application-based, tailored to suit the needs of Silicon Valley corporations. For example, industry...