International Telecommunication Union

What Does International Telecommunication Union Mean?

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a globally managed agency of the United Nations that is responsible for the development, management and standardization of information and communication technology (ICT). The ITU collaborates and coordinates the use of satellite orbits and radio spectrum, the interconnectivity of different technologies, and the creation of ICT standards.

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Techopedia Explains International Telecommunication Union

The ITU was formed to achieve global interconnectivity through the development and advancement of ICT-based equipment and technologies.

ITU interests and activities are distributed through the following key areas:

Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R): Manages global radio communication, satellite orbits and derived technologies and services, such as wireless communication, broadband Internet, meteorology, TV broadcasting, and cellular communication

Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D): Organizes ICT/telecom events, seminars and workshops and works with the industry to develop telecom products and solutions

Telecommunication Standardization (ITU-T): Develops, implements and manages telecommunication standards

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