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Ensuring Positive Impacts of Connecting Sustainably

Though there are only 3 billion people connected online, Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-enabled applications have seen unprecedented growth over the past two decades. The Connect 2020 framework aims to expand the number of users by a further 1.5 billion by the year 2020, which, though ensuring that more people and communities benefit from inclusion […]

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Full Digital Inclusion by 2020: Challenges and Opportunities

“The internet is for everyone and therefore needs to be available for everyone,” Kathy Brown, President and CEO of the Internet Society, said when speaking at the second Connect 2020 roundtable. Yet there are both challenges and opportunities for realizing the ambitious task of creating a fully inclusive Internet Society as identified in Goal 2 […]

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Connecting the Next 1.5 Billion: making the connection between spectrum and innovation

The Internet as we know it today has only been around for 25 years, but it has had an immeasurable impact on the way that we live our lives, giving almost unlimited access to global information and acting as a means of worldwide communication. Yet, there are roughly 4 billion people around the world who […]

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Patent roundtable seeks to provide a way forward

Yesterday the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a UN agency that co-developed (for one example) the H.264 video codec standard, held a patent roundtable to discuss the implications of widespread patent litigation in the wireless devices industry. Closed-door working group talks are continuing through Friday, and ITU officials noted at the press conference that the working group will […]

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