Tag Archives: broadband


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]



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 […]


Formal Broadband Plans Spur Economic and Social Development

Two Asian nations – Korea and Singapore — have managed to leapfrog multiple stages of economic development and have transformed into economic miracles. This comes as no accident, in part, because both have taken a planned approach to technological development, starting with national broadband plans, which has led to increased broadband adoption, and successive waves […]


Bringing Broadband to Everyone

The High-Level Strategic Dialogue takes place on 13 May, a day ahead of the 2013 World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum, #WTPF, offering an opportunity to hear top policy pioneers and industry leaders debate hot topics in a low-key setting – in contrast to the more formal procedures of the Policy Forum. ‘Building our Broadband Future’ is a […]


Building Our Broadband Future

ITU will host a high-level Strategic Dialogue featuring key speakers on 13 May 2013, the day before the opening of the World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum (#WTPF) 2013.  The Strategic Dialogue will discuss our shared future built on broadband, the importance and challenges of investing in infrastructure, and the changing nature of broadband policy and regulation. The […]


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