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Banking on your phone

October 12, 2010 by Linda Pintro, Senior Legal Advisor, International Bureau
(Part of the ongoing WISENET Series)It should come as no surprise that “mobile money” has taken off in the developing world because the need for it there is massive, and the opportunity it presents for network operators and banks is also huge.  The term “mobile money” includes all
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Broadband can improve the lives of women everywhere

October 8, 2010 by Meredith Attwell Baker
(Part of the ongoing WISENET Series)As the push towards ubiquitous broadband continues in the United States, we must not forget about the digital divide that women in low- and middle-income countries still battle. According to a 2010 study by the International Center for Research on Women
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Veena Rawat: Empowering Women

October 8, 2010 by Veena Rawat, President, Communications Research Centre
(Part of the ongoing WISENET Series)Previously we posted a blog noting that Dr. Rawat was the only woman running for a senior post in the ITU. We also began an introduction of Dr. Rawat, and in this blog we continue.Throughout Dr. Veena Rawat’s career and in her personal life, she has
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Who is Veena Rawat?

October 7, 2010 by Veena Rawat, President, Communications Research Centre
(Part of the ongoing WISENET Series)Dr. Rawat is a notable trailblazer and spectrum ambassador. In 1968 she emigrated from India to Canada, where she became the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Queen’s University in 1973. She is fluent in English, French, Hindi and
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Welcome to WISENET

October 5, 2010 by Mindel DeLaTorre, Chief of the International Bureau
(Part of the ongoing WISENET Series)As we open WISENET, I am pleased to welcome everyone to this experimental site designed to bring women in ICT together to share their professional experiences.  As I have described the site to women all over the world, the response has been
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The Women of Plenipot

October 5, 2010 by Kathryn O'Brien
(Part of the ongoing WISENET Series)I am at the International Telecommunications Union’s Plenipotentiary Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Plenipot, as it is called, occurs every four years, and is where senior officials are elected, the budget established, and the strategic plan set for
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Trading in your wallet for your phone

October 5, 2010 by Linda Pintro
(Part of the ongoing WISENET Series)If you can't remember the last time you were without your cell phone, but you can remember your embarrassment when you forgot your wallet, you're a good candidate for a mobile wallet. What's a mobile wallet and where can you get one? Well, get in line. While
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WISENET coming soon! Participate in the Women in ICT's Shared Experience Network

September 21, 2010 by Mindel DeLaTorre, Chief of the International Bureau
Very soon, the FCC’s International Bureau will launch a new section of FCC.gov called “Women in ICT’s Shared Excellence Network” (WISENET).  The site is an international online community of women in information, communications, and technology.  Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and
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