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Ahead of #GirlsinICT  Day (23 April), join +ITU to discuss encouraging female innovation in ICT with: Alja Isakovic, CodeCatz; Catherine Mahugu, Soko; Rose Robinson, Anita Borg Institute; Inal Uygur, International School of Geneva
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Titanic SOS!
Radio equipment was rapidly adopted on ships in the opening years of the twentieth century. By 1906, +ITU had already forged an Agreement to ensure an efficient international service - establishing Morse-code 'SOS' as the international maritime distress call and a commitment to give absolute priority to all distress messages sent by radio. Following the tragic sinking of the #Titanic on 15 April 1912, ITU moved quickly to agree on a common wavelength for ships' radio distress signals, and ships were instructed to maintain radio silence at specific times for operators to listen for potential distress calls.
Discover more of #ITU150 years of history and the timeline of ICT progress  http://itu150.org/historical-timeline
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Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2015: Getting Ready for the Digital Economy
The latest edition of ITU’s Trends in Telecommunication Reform discusses changing ICT consumer behaviour, consumer empowerment and protection in the digital age, as well as the opportunities and challenges of big data.  Spectrum licensing, monitoring of broadband plan implementation and new business models driven by digital communications are also explored.  The report provides an in-depth analysis of current market and regulatory trends based on +ITU data from one of the world’s most comprehensive data platforms, the ICT Eye.
Order your copy now at: http://www.itu.int/pub/D-REG-TTR.16-2015
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Mobile phone solutions for food safety
For #WorldHealthDay , ITU's Hani Eskandar blogs on the +ITU-+World Health Organization (WHO)  Be He@lthy, Be Mobile initiative which is working beyond #SafeFood  to also tackle non-communicable diseases.  
This year, World Health Day, celebrated annually on 7 April, asks ‘How safe is food? From farm to plate, make food safe,’ highlighting the health risks associated with unsafe foods. Contaminated fo...
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The Future of Radio
Radio is responding to the evolution of technology. Today, there is a host of technical options being actively explored in the future development of radio. Which technical options will make most sense for tomorrow’s radio?
Don't miss David Wood's article for +ITU News magazine discussing the next step in digital radio  https://itunews.itu.int/En/5771-Radio-The-soundtrack-of-our-lives.note.aspx
Dr David Wood blogs about the future of radio which will be covered in-depth as part of a special feature on the progress of the digital switchover in the upcoming edition of ITU News. How much is ...
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Handbook on Space Research Communications
Recently released – the 2014 edition of the Handbook on Space Research Communications covers aspects of the space research service that are relevant to the management of radio spectrum usage in order to minimize interference between radiocommunication services when the space research service is involved.  Available in print format in 6 languages or as a direct download in English only at: http://www.itu.int/pub/R-HDB-43-2013 
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Interview with ICT role model, Dr Miran Choi
+ITU Study Group rapporteur for accessibility and improving quality of life through ICTs, Dr Miran Choi, shares her career path and thoughts on engaging more #GirlsinICT . 
This year, International Girls in ICT Day will be celebrated on 23 April 2015. Events and activities are planned around the world to encourage girls and young women to consider studies and careers ...
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Understanding Cybercrime: Phenomena, Challenges & Legal Response
New +ITU report covering cyberattacks has been produced to help countries understand what cybercrime is about, its challenges, and acts as a support for the drafting of policies and laws.   Order now at http://www.itu.int/pub/D-STR-CYB_CRIME-2015 available in print format in 6 languages.  
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How do we close the growing ICT gender gap?
Women are getting online later than men leading to a growing technology gender gap. As part of the #ITU150  celebrations with the April theme of #GirlsinICT , Alja Isakovic shares her story about working to narrow the gender divide in the world of technology.
Living without modern-day technology is almost unthinkable for many of us. I remember the thrill of the slow and chirpy modem connecting to the World Wide Web back in the '90s. Suddenly, I had access to more information that I could have dreamed; I was able to chat with people around the world, ...
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ITU-T Recommendations + selected Handbooks
Order now at http://www.itu.int/pub/T-REC-DVD-2015 released on DVD and containing enhanced features such as vastly improved search tools and a detailed search-by content that covers all ITU-T Recommendations in force. Recommendations not yet available in their final edited format are included in their provisional pre-published form. A wide range of electronic attachments are also included and or referenced for direct-download from the ITU website. The DVD also includes a searchable collection of selected Handbooks developed by the ITU Telecommunication Sector in fields such as mitigation measures for telecommunication installations and their protection against electromagnetic effects, formal languages, outside plant, network security, quality of service and network planning. This quarterly DVD is available either individually or through a yearly subscription which covers four editions at a discounted rate. 
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Coordinating Convergence for Digital Financial Services
2015 will see +ITU devote increasing attention to the role of digital financial services in promoting financial inclusion, driven by an ITU-T Focus Group on Digital Financial Services (FG DFS) chaired by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The next meeting of the Focus Group will be in Washington on 21-22 April. Sacha Polverini blogs on past + upcoming work.
Towards a robust, innovative and secure DFS ecosystem for the poor Mobile money in Kenya has brought some 70 per cent of the country’s population within reach of financial services, up from just 15...
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