Obama administration is backpedaling on ICANN transition?

The U.S. Government’s decision to end oversight of the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) represents an opportunity for U.S. leadership creating global “e-government” systems to solve international law enforcement and terrorism problems, develop global education and environmental initiatives, and in turn, start using the Internet as a platform for advancing a new …

NETmundial: Brazil announces itself as Trojan horse vs multistakeholder process while invoking it

U.S. Aims to Defuse Tension Over Control of Internet   Some Nations Push for New Supervisory Body   The U.S. has agreed to give up supervision of the Internet policy-making body that controls domain names, hoping to satisfy countries that want more international control over the Internet. This week, Washington will find out if its …

Frédéric Riehl on NETmundial: ‘We’re not going to pull a rabbit out of a hat’

Brazil is playing host this week to the “World Cup of internet governance”, as technology magazine Wired put it. States, hi-tech firms and civil society players will compete over how the net is managed. A Swiss negotiator gives his insights.   Frédéric Riehl, deputy director of the Federal Communication Office, is one of three Swiss …

The Internet is a ‘SHE’ – Sophia Bekele says at a KeyNote on ICT Girls day event by ITU

“The internet is being utilized more by women, where women are increasing their rights, representation, and participation. The social media we frequently use, today, they are more used by women than men. In this case, we have already added to the statistics. How many in this room are on Social Media?” Says Sophia Bekele Sophia …

ICANN delays .wine and .vin top level domains

  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decided on Monday to delay granting new .wine and .vin top level domains, a move welcomed by European lawmakers concerned that cybersquatting could undermine the entire wine industry.   ICANN, which is responsible for generic top level domains, had planned to launch .wine and .vin …

ITU Report:By 2013, 11.7M Kms of fibre and microwave backbone transmission networks was available in 5 global regions

Trends in Telecommunication Reform Special Edition: 4th Generation Regulation   The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is pleased to present this special edition of Trends in Telecommunication Reform which spotlights the theme “Fourth-Generation Regulation: Driving Digital Communications Ahead”. The changes in  markets, business dynamics and consumer behaviours coupled with the rapid …