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Modern technology hailed as the smart way to make cities better for people

A bid to improve the lives of billions of people in cities by using Information Communication Technology (ICT) to maximum effect is under way at the UN.

The focus on so-called “smart cities” involves 56 cities in Europe, Central Asia and North America.

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Telecoms should serve society, not just corporations

Information technology should focus less on business and more on civil society, according to one media guru, speaking at the UN’s major telecoms conference this week.

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Growing gender gap in mobile phone use

Men have greater access to mobile telephone services across the developing world and use them more than women.

That’s according to a director at the Connected Women Programme of the GSMA, an association of mobile operators.

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One third of global population online

Around one third of the world’s population, or 3.2 billion people, has access to the Internet according to the UN’s International Telecommunication Union, (ITU).

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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.