Houlin Zhao

UN, ITU tap into AI tech to improve road safety globally

Artificial intelligence will be vital in helping reduce the number of deaths on roads, especially in developing countries, says the United Nations.
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4:20
Sep 20, 2021

Global initiative to give 3.4bn access to smartphones

The Vodafone and ITU project will identify policy, commercial and circular-economy interventions to increase smartphone access.
5:30
May 24, 2021

ITU study lifts the lid on ICT adoption in Africa

Albeit slow, the African region witnesses signs of growth in terms of ICT infrastructure, reveals an International Telecommunication Union study.
3:40
Sep 14, 2020

ITU Connect2Recover to boost Africa’s post-COVID connectivity

The International Telecommunication Union’s Connect2Recover initiative aims to expand access to affordable and reliable connectivity in Africa.
2:20
Jun 23, 2020

Africa needs accelerated ICT, renewable energy investment

UNESCO’s Dr Huber Gijzen encourages investment in renewable energy and ICT infrastructure on the continent, to boost education efforts.
6:20
May 21, 2020

Other barriers to internet use says ITU

Organisation details analysis of ICT price trends in 2019.
4:30
Mar 24, 2020

Telecoms, networks vital in response to COVID-19

ITU launches platform to protect telecommunication networks and support fight against pandemic.
4:30
Sep 13, 2019

Cisco, ITU look to boost digital skills in Africa

The multi-stakeholder partnership seeks to tackle the digital skills gap in communities through a digital transformation initiative.
4:00
Dec 11, 2018

Africa sees strong Internet growth

For the first time, more than half of the world's population is now using the Internet, but only a quarter of those in Africa.
2:40
Jun 22, 2018

Commonwealth sets ambitious ICT targets

Commonwealth ICT ministers, who met in London this week, have set ambitious targets for member states.
2:10
Apr 11, 2018

Uganda to compete for ITU Council representation

One of 13 places for Africa on the highest policy-making body of the ITU will be contested in elections scheduled for take place later this year.
2:30
Aug 23, 2017

Nigeria pushes global mobile broadband subscriptions to 4.3bn

The greater penetration of low-cost smartphones and data-efficient mobile browsers cited as reasons for the spike in mobile internet use.