Tag Archives: broadband

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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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IPv6 Development and Infrastructure essential for continued growth of the Internet

We are living in an increasingly connected world, where technology is becoming ever-more pervasive in daily life and the next generation of networks and services are bringing unparalleled benefits and opportunities to industries such as healthcare, transport and education. Yet technological development cannot take place without an adequate infrastructure to reinforce it; advanced Internet capacity […]

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A global information society: Are we there yet?

The concept of a global information society is one of the most discussed and misunderstood “Big Ideas” of our time. While we’ve made gigantic strides toward connecting the world through information and communication technologies (ICTs), we have not attained that goal. Over the last decade, ICTs have contributed to globalization, shaped economies, transformed society and […]

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Is Copper the Future of Fibre? G.Fast and the Battle of Bandwidth

Attendees at the recent Fixed Access Networks Summit in Berlin contributed to a lively conference. In focus was the upcoming and innovative ITU-T G.fast standard and its potential, in unison with vectoring techniques, to inject new life into existing telephone wire infrastructure in the predominantly copper ‘last mile’ (between the exchange, where fibre ‘drops’, and […]

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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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