Category Paul Budde

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 […]

Can we afford not to have a fibre optic infrastructure?

Fibre-based infrastructure requires vision and recognition of the fact that many of today’s social, economic and sustainability problems can only be solved with the assistance of ICTs. In many situations the capacity, robustness, security and quality necessary for this calls for fibre optic infrastructures. This need will increase dramatically over the next 5 to 10 […]

Telecoms: the case for transformation

An overview of a video interview with Paul Budde, Independent analyst at #WCIT12 Among the policies being presented and deliberated at WCIT-12 is a concentration on the real issue of the need to connect the whole world in terms of telecommunications and Internet broadband. According to Paul Budde, what has been clear during the first week […]

WCIT off to a flying start

The buzz, debates and misinformation This is the report on Day One of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), directly from Dubai. The conference started off in a positive way that did not reflect the sometimes bitter debate that has taken place in the press in recent months – although, of course, there was […]

Report on the eve of WCIT

Hello from Dubai where the WCIT  – World Conference on International Telecommunications #WCIT12  – under the auspice of the United Nations agency the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) –  is set to get underway. But obviously there is already a buzz around the World Trade Centre in Dubai , where the conference takes place, as there are […]

The real work starts after WCIT

The really important part of the World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 (WCIT-12) is not the Internet battles that have caught the interest of the press – it’s what will happen after the conference has ended. Membership of WCIT is on a per-country basis and currently 193 countries will be participating in this international event. […]

The Internet Monopoly

People are increasingly becoming aware of an emerging internet monopoly. Companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and many of the other national social network and media sites are becoming so large and powerful that they can dictate the use of their services in such a way that people lose control over their own information and […]