No. 2 March 2015

Special Report on the Digital Switchover

Editorial:

Gearing up to WRC‑15

Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary‑General

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Celebrating radio:

Radio — The soundtrack of our lives

Dr David Wood
Chair, ITU Radiocommunication Sector WP 6C

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Special Report on the Digital Switchover:

Digital switchover in Europe

Status of the 800 MHz and 700 MHz bands

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Special Report on the Digital Switchover:

Digital switchover in the United States and subsequent plans for a 600 MHz incentive auction

The transition to digital television in the United States took place in 2009. Rather than adopting an area-by-area approach to digital switchover, all analogue television stations ceased transmission simultaneously. This was facilitated by a pilot test in North Carolina, which took place a year before the full switchover date.

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Telecom Industry:

Europe — Thirty Years on from Liberalization

Contributed by Philip Carse, Lead ICT Analyst, Megabuyte.com

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Telecom Industry:

Leader Interview with Michel Combes

Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel-Lucent

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New standard on G.fast:

Get to Fast Faster, with G.fast

Stefaan van Hastel
Marketing Director for Fixed Networks, Alcatel-Lucent

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WSIS 2015:

Focus on World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2015

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2015 will welcome a large number of WSIS stakeholders, including high-level delegates from around the world, to the ITU and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Headquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland, from 26 to 29 May 2015.

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Meeting with the Secretary-General:

Official Visits

During February 2015, courtesy visits were made to ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao by the following Ministers, Ambassadors to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, and other important guests.

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Celebrating ITU’s 150 Years

In this issue
No.6 November | December 2015

Pathway for smart sustainable cities:

A guide for city leaders

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Meeting with the Secretary-General:

Official Visits

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