Category Broadband

connect2020-blog-nov2014

Broadband: Innovation in ICT Access, Affordability and Application

Broadband is a critical element in ensuring that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovation is enabled around the world; it is the platform on which ICTs are developed and built, bringing benefits to governments, businesses and individuals. Thus, a cohesive multi-stakeholder approach is required to achieve the fourth pillar of the Connect 2020 framework, ‘Innovation […]

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Mobile broadband: The single greatest opportunity

Asked at ITU Telecom World 2013 what one single technology or development will bring the greatest change, ministers, regulators and industry leaders answered almost with one voice: mobile. “It’s got to be the smartphone,” said Omobola Johnson, Nigeria’s minister for information and communication technology. “That’s because as the price gets cheaper and cheaper, more people […]

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Broadband Commission reaffirms crucial role in development

At the 9th meeting of the Broadband Commission for digital development, discussion centered around how to accelerate progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. I’m just back from the Broadband Commission meeting in Dublin, Ireland, graciously hosted by Broadband Commissioner Denis O’Brien. The Sunday morning session focused on the “Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda,” and […]

broadbandblog-mar2014

The Case for Universalizing Broadband

The ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Digital Development’s latest State of Broadband report, calls for the universal adoption of broadband-friendly practices and policies, so that everyone can take advantage of the benefits offered by broadband. The report seeks to answer a number of questions, which can help us realize the potential of universal broadband connectivity. It […]

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Broadband and household income

Both broadband access and broadband speed positively affect household incomes, according to an analysis by Ericsson in conjunction with Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. This study is a continuation of earlier work by these partners on the impact of broadband. The earlier research concerned broadband’s effects on the gross domestic product of entire […]

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INVESTING IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A BROADBAND WORLD

ANCOM is the National Authority for Communications Management and Regulation in Romania and they recently convened a conference on the future of communications infrastructure in Europe which provided a good example of how government, regulators and industry are working together to ensure a robust infrastructure is in place for our hyper-connected world. At ITU, we […]

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Africa’s future is clear: Youth, Technology & Broadband

Technology is not an end unto itself. While it needs to reward shareholders and management, it has to address the improvement of human well-being. At its core it has to place the values of equity, justice and human dignity. Only then will it drive a revolution of ethics and morality that resolve the grand challenge […]

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