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2011-01-27 08:12:59

Worldwide Internet usage has ballooned reaching an impressive 2 billion users, the UN telecommunications agency's head said on Wednesday. The number of mobile phone subscriptions has also reached a symbolic threshold -- five billion, Hamadoun Toure, secretary general of the UN's International Telecommunications Union (ITU), told AFP. "At the beginning of the year 2000 there were only 500 million mobile subscriptions globally and 250 million Internet users," Toure said. "By the beginning of...

2010-10-26 03:15:00

LISBON, Portugal, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Momentum Europe 2010 -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that CNAMTS, International Telecommunication Union and Unive have successfully implemented EMC® Documentum® xCP. As a result, these customers were able to reduce cycle time, improve compliance and promote business agility. French National Health Insurance Fund for Salaried Workers...

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2010-10-19 10:15:00

The number of people using the Internet has doubled over the past five years, and the number of text messages sent worldwide has tripled since 1997, according to statistics published by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on Tuesday. The ITU, the information technologies and communication arm of the United Nations (UN), reports that the use of short messaging services, or SMS, has jumped from an estimated 1.8 trillion in 2007 to 6.1 trillion in 2010. Furthermore, the agency...

2010-07-07 09:26:00

Robyn Treyvaud joins iKeepSafe as Director of Education and International Initiatives opening the Melbourne, Australia office WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Internet Keep Safe Coalition announced at the annual Cyber Peace Initiative (CPI) meeting in Egypt the opening of an international office in Melbourne, Australia with the addition of recognized Internet safety expert Robyn Treyvaud as the Director of Education and International Initiatives. Robyn's role will be to...

2010-04-26 11:07:00

DALLAS, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The evolution and success of the smart grid is heavily contingent on the global standardization of low-frequency band power line communication (PLC) solutions. Addressing this market need, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced it has joined the HomeGrid Forum board of directors to contribute to this worldwide standardization effort through the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU-T) G.hn organization. Through the...

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2010-02-24 08:05:00

A U.N. agency said on Tuesday that mobile phone subscriptions will buck the economic crisis and top five billion this year, but high speed Internet remains a "digital divide" between rich and developing countries. According to the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) report on developments in the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector, there were 4.6 billion mobile subscriptions globally by the end of 2009, which corresponds to a penetration rate of 67 percent. The...

2009-10-08 08:00:00

SEOUL, October 8 /PRNewswire/ -- UniData Communication Systems, Inc (http://www.udcsystems.com) announced its participation at ITU TELECOM WORLD 2009 (Booth # 2575, Hall 2), which will be held in Geneva from October 5 to 9. During the exhibition, UniData plans to promote the SQ-3000 series in full after launching and introducing its most recent advanced business solutions for the SQ-3000, SQ-3100, SQ-3500 under the theme of "Carry Small, View Large - UniData Video WiFi Phone."...

2009-10-07 10:58:00

GENEVA, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaking at ITU Telecom World 2009 in Geneva, Dr. Tarek Kamel, Egypt's Minister for Communications and Information Technology reiterated the critical need for the global community to come together to shape the future of the internet. The Minister hosted a lunch for dignitaries and delegates attending ITU to highlight the wide reaching agenda for the fourth annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting taking place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt between 15 and...

2009-09-22 12:58:00

PARIS, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on current network energy efficiency efforts, expanding the promotion of broadband's dematerialization benefits, identifying standards gaps and new opportunities for future collaboration, were the key drivers behind the Broadband Forum-organized Broadband Network Energy Efficiency Summit held in conjunction with the Broadband World Forum-Europe exhibition and conference in Paris. Leading standards bodies and industry fora including ATIS,...

2009-07-09 06:30:00

GENEVA and SAN DIEGO, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ITU and Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, have reached an agreement to improve emergency communications for disaster preparedness and to coordinate relief activities in the aftermath of a disaster. Qualcomm has agreed to donate a Qualcomm Deployable Base Station (QDBS) to ITU with a total estimated value of nearly USD 500,000. The base station...