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How to tackle the growing global issue of e-waste

​​​Roughly 50 million metric tonnes (Mt) of e-waste is produced worldwide every year, but only about 20% is recycled today. Learn what ITU is doing to help tackle this global issue – and how you can help.

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Imagining the future of video on World Standards Day

The World Standards Day #futurevideo contest challenged entrants to imagine the future of video and capture it in a film no longer than 20 seconds.

See who won the contest!


Why WRC-19 is so important

​“Nearly every sector of the economy relies upon the opportunity to effectively utilize the radio spectrum – a limited, shared natural resource – in some way,” says Joanne Wilson, Deputy Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau.

ITU wins Emmy for JPEG

The engineering team responsible for the first edition of the JPEG image compression standard (ITU T.80-series) has been honoured with an Emmy Award for its outstanding contribution to image coding.

But how does a file format released in 1992 gain Emmy fame in 2019?

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ITU News Magazine, No. 5, 2019​

​​​​​Managing spectrum for evolving technologies​   ​​

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​​​​​​​​​​​ITU News Magazine, No. 4, 2019​

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​​​​​​​​​ITU News Magazine, No. 2, 2019​

​​​​​Evolving satellite communications​​​​   ​​

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