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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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Allocating spectrum for a changing world: #WRC15 in review

The 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (#WRC-15) concluded last week, paving the way for the future of radiocommunications. The decisions made at WRC-15 enable the smooth development of all radiocommunications services including mobile broadband, satellite delivery, television broadcasting, scientific services and emergency services. The conference will permit the deployment of new technologies, helping to deliver cheaper […]

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Measuring the Information Society Report 2015

ITU’s flagship annual Measuring the Information Society Report, released on 30 November 2015, gives an overview of information society developments as we reach the cusp between the end of the Millennium Development Goals and the beginning of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Republic of Korea tops the ICT Development Index (IDI) this year, with Denmark […]

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Broadband: a vital driver of Sustainable Development

Affordable broadband is a vital driver of economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. Moreover, ICTs have been recognized as a means of implementation for the soon to be agreed upon Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet it is unlikely that their potential can be fully realized while inequalities in access to and the availability of […]

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Digital Divide Progress Report: 15 Year Review

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have driven global development in an unprecedented way, providing huge opportunities for social and economic development. Billions of people enjoy access to ICTs thanks to technological progress, infrastructure deployment and falling prices. The ICT industry has experienced incredible growth over the past 15 years. In 2000, there were 400 million […]

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Always-on Internet and the importance of traffic management to 5G and OTT

Enabling free and open exchange of information was one of the founding principles of the Internet. Upholding this principle calls for constant innovation, with the ICT community always in search of smarter ways to increase the carrying capacity and routing efficiency of the world’s networks. This search is endless. The volume of traffic running over […]

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How can ICTs support Sustainable Financial Development?

The international community will usher in a new era of global development when it meets to finalize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September this year. The United Nations Financing for Development conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this week, discussed the financial and policy investments necessary to support the ambitious post-2015 agenda which, in […]