COVID-19 makes universal digital access and cooperation essential: UN tech agency

As the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes the way in which we work, keep in touch, go to school and shop for essentials – across the world – it has never been more important to bridge the digital divide for the 3.6 billion people who remain off-line.

COVID-19: 5G broadband conspiracy ‘a hoax with no technical basis’, UN telecoms agency

The latest generation of fast broadband, commonly known as 5G, is in no way responsible for the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) – the UN’s agency for information and communication technologies – confirmed on Wednesday.

Infrastructure sharing in telecommunications needed to offset investment drought – UN

Strategies for sharing among telecommunications and information and communication technology (ICT) providers are needed to offset an investment drought stemming from the deepening global financial crisis, according to a new United Nations report.

UN telecom agency to assess how technology impacts climate change

The United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) today announced that it is examining how to slash greenhouse gas emissions from information and communication technologies (ICT).

Arthur C. Clarke, dead at 90, foresaw satellite communications, says UN agency

The lead United Nations agency for communication technology today paid tribute to the science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, who died yesterday at the age of 90, calling him a visionary of satellite communications that now link the world’s peoples.