Category Broadband

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Will Facebook’s OpenCellular boost remote Internet access?

Facebook’s recently introduced OpenCellular project hopes to deliver wireless Internet access to the 10 per cent of the world’s population that lives in the most remote places – outside the range of existing cellular networks, and with no access to the Internet. OpenCellular is linked to a flurry of recent Facebook projects to connect the 4 billion still […]

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KT’s Global ‘GiGA Island’ Project to help transform digital Bangladesh

KT has been collaborating with the Government of Bangladesh, the International Organisation of Migration (IOM), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to provide a high-speed broadband GiGA network that will aim to enhance quality of life on Bangladesh’s remote Moheshkhali Island by improving public services and enhancing access to information. The project hopes to provide a replicable […]

doreen blog

No one left behind: Broadband’s role in achieving the #SDGs

Broadband is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It plays a vital role in improving global sustainable development by supporting the provision of basic needs such as education and healthcare, helping to lift people out of poverty through e-commerce and job growth, monitoring climate change and planetary processes, and bridging the digital gender […]

G.FAST BLOG

G.fast: Providers worldwide step up trials to meet broadband demand

The demand for superfast broadband is growing as bandwidth-intensive services such as Ultra-HD streaming, next-generation IPTV, communications via HD video and advanced cloud-based storage become the norm. Fibre-optic Internet access enables the fastest connections, but in urban areas already wired with legacy copper telephone wiring, deploying Fibre to the Home (FTTH) services may not be […]

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Broadband’s key role in #ICT4SDG

Today’s inequalities are unacceptable: extreme poverty remains a central challenge, improving areas of health, education, social inclusion, food security and gender equality are imperatives. At the same time, technological advances in information and communication technology (ICT) have radically transformed the way people live; today, ICTs can play a vital, transformative role offering key opportunities for […]

Sir Mike blog

BT Chairman Sir Michael Rake: ICTs are ‘absolutely critical’ to society

BT Chairman Sir Michael Rake visited the ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland last week. After a meeting with ITU officials, Sir Michael sat down with ITU News for a brief interview. Below are excerpts from his comments. ITU NEWS: What are the key challenges facing the telecommunications sector in the next few years? Sir Michael: “Well, […]

wsis blog

New #WSIS Forum Chair

The United Nations (UN) first brought all stakeholders together in 2003 and 2005 at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in order to establish a common goal: bringing the potential of information and communications technologies and all that they enable to the entire world. Ten years later at the UN General Assembly in […]

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