ITU Standardization – The technical foundations of the Information Society

ITU Standardization – The technical foundations of the Information Society


Isn’t it convenient wherever you are
wherever you go whenever you want you are connected. To life, to friends, to
business. Did you know that there’s one institution that has made possible all
of what you’re doing right now? In 1956 the first voice called crossed the
Atlantic from Canada to Scotland. In 1964 the first communication satellite was
installed in a geostationary orbit. The 1980s hosted the beginning of the analog
to digital revolution, the internet was created, optical fiber networks were
installed and the transition to packet switching began the highly efficient
triple-play of voice video and data. And what makes this possible our
international standards developed by ITU members called ITU recommendations. Now
we’re standing on the brink of a new era, with enormous possibilities. How is the
match going? Is your team winning? Encoding and decoding images broadcast up to 4k
and 8k video. We have to keep pace with the amount of data big data. At ITU
experts from all over the world create and debate solutions then find a
consensus on the solutions to become international standards the next year’s
data is increasing exponentially as we connect everything and everyone. Billions
of devices online. Iin the years following 2020 ITU
standards will enable the 5g era, hosting the industrial Internet of Things, where
smart sustainable cities will conduct traffic, where harbours, roads and
stations guide ships trucks and trains and persons with disabilities can more
easily participate in life. In developing countries financial services will be
provided to over two billion people who currently have no access to bank
accounts. ITU standardization is working to build a humancentric ICT environment
where physical space and cyberspace are managed in unison. As technology advances,
more of our lives are mirrored in cyberspace, daily tasks and duties will
be automated. Digital devices assist with the detection of medical conditions. ITU
standardization will work to ensure that our digital identities are as trusted as
our identities in the real world. We can deal with storms and tsunamis as
consequences of climate change through efficient early warning systems, and
education will be brought to people living in developing countries. We see a
future built on international standards created in a spirit of collaboration.
Standards that are created by ITU

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