Targets 2025: Connecting the Other Half
Bringing Online the World’s 3.8 Billion Unconnected People Information Session
- By 2025, all countries should have a funded National Broadband Plan or strategy, or include broadband in their Universal Access and Service (UAS) Definition.
- By 2025, entry-level Broadband services should be made affordable in developing countries, at less than 2% of monthly Gross National Income (GNI) per capita.
- By 2025 Broadband / Internet user penetration should reach: 75% worldwide, 65% in developing countries, and 35% in least developed countries.
- By 2025, 60% of youth and adults should have achieved at least a minimum level of proficiency in sustainable digital skills.
- By 2025, 40% of the world’s population should be using digital financial services.
- By 2025, overcome unconnectedness of Micro-, Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises should be reduced by 50%, by sector.
- By 2025, gender equality should be achieved across all targets.
Q&A: Mrs Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief of ITU’s Strategic Planning and Membership & Executive Secretary to the Broadband Commission
Background & History: Mrs Phillippa Biggs, Senior Policy Analyst, ITU and The Broadband Commission Content Coordinator
Objectives and Achievements:
- Mr Patrick Nyirishema, Director General, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA)
- Mr Paul Mitchell, Senior Director Technology Policy, Microsoft
- Mr Tomas Lamanauskas, Group Director Public Policy, VEON
Moderator: Mrs Phillippa Biggs, Senior Policy Analyst, ITU and The Broadband Commission Content Coordinator
- Mrs Doreen Bogdan-Martin
- Mrs Phillippa Biggs
- Mr Patrick Nyirishema
- Mr Paul Mitchell
- Mr Tomas Lamanauskas