Europe is the most connected, but mobile phone use is rising around the world

Nokia has created a graphic that shows the penetration rates of mobile phones around the world. Europe leads the pack, but the Americas aren't far behind.


ITU: Internet grew to 2 billion users in 2010

The International Telecommunications Union says the number of Internet users worldwide reached 2 billion in 2010...and noted not many are in Africa.


Verizon will launch 4G LTE network on December 5

Verizon will officially debut its 4G LTE network this Sunday, with plans to massively expand its coverage over the next few years. The carrier also is working on introducing handheld devices that carry the service.


ITU Head Weighs In on BlackBerry Access

In an interview with the Associated Press, ITU Head Hamadoun Toure said RIM should provide law enforcement access to customer data.


ITU Approves Universal Phone Charger

The International Telecommunications Union has approved a one-size-fits-all design for phone charge, which ought to make charging phones simpler...and cut back on waste.