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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...

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2009-05-20 14:43:48

The U.N. International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is establishing new guidelines to protect children from cyberbullying, online sexual predators and fraudulent online commerce, the agency said Wednesday. "We must do everything in our power to create a healthy online environment for our children," an AFP report quoted Hamadoun Toure, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union, as saying. The ITU is also trying to maintain confidence in the Internet as a tool for...

2009-05-08 12:56:00

ALBANY, N.Y. and EATONTOWN, N.J., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- StratoComm Corporation (STCO) has long supported ongoing regulatory efforts directed to assuring availability of telecommunications frequency spectrum required for use in the operation of High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071024/NYW094LOGO ) Dr. Y. C. Lee, StratoComm's Chief Technology Officer, and Mr. Roy LaRosa, Senior Wireless Network Architect for StratoComm have teamed...

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2009-03-02 11:20:00

Six in ten people globally are cell phone users, with two thirds of subscriptions being found in developing nations, the UN reported on Friday. The number of subscriptions around the world has risen from an estimated 1 billion in 2002 to 4.1 billion at the end of last year, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Additionally, only 1 in 50 Africans had a mobile phone as of 2000, but now 28 percent are subscribed to service. In fact, Africa now has the highest growth...

2008-12-15 07:30:00

FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ikanos Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today announced its full support of the recent consent of the G.hn Recommendation, achieved by the International Telecommunications Union's Standardization Sector (ITU-T) at the December 12, 2008 meeting in Geneva. The ITU-T's consent of G.hn reaffirms the need for a single unified standard for...

2008-10-27 09:00:21

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) and HomeGrid Forum are pleased to announce a liaison agreement between the two industry associations. The agreement reinforces the broad and growing industry support for G.hn -- the International Telecommunication Union's next generation networking standard -- which promises to dramatically simplify connecting intelligent devices throughout the home. "CABA is dedicated to promoting technology and integrated systems for the automation of...

2008-06-30 09:02:22

By Eric Pfanner There are exchanges where you can buy and sell stocks, futures, pork bellies, wine and even pollution allowances. Why not an exchange for the trading of digital bits and bytes? "That is my dream," said Hamadoun Toure, secretary general of the International Telecommunications Union, a United Nations agency based in Geneva that sets international communications standards. The exchange would let telephone networks, mobile operators, satellite providers and other...

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2005-11-17 08:31:16

Machines will take over from humans as the biggest users of the Internet in a brave new world of electronic sensors, smart homes, and tags that track users' movements and habits, the UN's telecommunications agency predicted. In a report entitled "Internet of Things", the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) outlined the expected next stage in the technological revolution where humans, electronic devices, inanimate objects and databases are linked by a radically transformed Internet....


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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