Latest International Telecommunications Union Stories

2012-01-27 11:00:00

Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), has officially been appointed as the Patron of the Global CyberLympics, which is the World´s first series of international team ethical hacking championships. With that appointment, Dr. Toure will become Chair of the Global CyberLympics Advisory Council (GCAC). Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) January 27, 2012 EC-Council's Global CyberLympics organizing committee is pleased to announce the official...

Leap Seconds Get A Three Year Reprieve
2012-01-20 09:28:53

An attempt to eliminate leap seconds and permanently change how time is measured has been postponed until 2015 by the International Telecommunications Union. ITU Radio-communication Assembly delegates on Thursday were unable to come to an agreement on whether to stop adding leap seconds to the world´s atomic clocks to keep them synchronized with Earth´s rotational cycles. The ITU will now spend the next three years conducting further studies “to ensure that all the...

Are Leap Seconds Becoming A Thing Of The Past?
2012-01-18 09:32:49

For at least ten years experts have been debating the use of leap seconds, tiny bits of time added to calendars and clocks in hopes of reconciling the difference between atomic time used by computer systems and time as defined by measuring the Earth´s movement around the sun and its daily, but slightly slowing, rotation. Governments have been split on the issue but are expected to make a decision this week at a UN telecom meeting, says the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)...

2010-02-01 06:40:00

International Telecommunications Union secretary general Hamadoun Toure proposed a treaty this weekend that would help prevent attacks on the cyber community from becoming an all out war. The risk of cyber conflicts between countries is growing every year. The attack on Google from China and attacks on Estonia have been major issues. The treaty would engage countries not to make the first cyber strike against other nations. The UN official told attendees of the World Economic Forum, "A cyber...

2009-10-06 14:35:00

The world's next war could occur in cyberspace and could be catastrophic, warned the United Nations' secretary-general of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on Tuesday during the ITU's Telecom World 2009 fair in Geneva. "The next world war could happen in cyberspace and that would be a catastrophe. We have to make sure that all countries understand that in that war, there is no such thing as a superpower," the AFP news agency quoted Hamadoun Toure as saying. The telecom agency...

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...

2008-12-15 15:47:00

Semiconductor vendors plan development of G.hn chipsets as wired home networking shifts to a global mass-market. BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aware, Inc. (Nasdaq: AWRE), a leading supplier of wireline communications technology to semiconductor companies, applauds the International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) remarkable success in achieving the on-schedule consent of the new G.hn standard (G.9960) last week in Geneva, Switzerland. G.hn is a next generation home...

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...

2008-06-30 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...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.