We need connected enterprises that can digitize, thrive and generate jobs, tax revenues, and contribute to tackling climate change. There is significant untapped connectivity potential among Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. Worldwide, these MSMEs account for 9/10 businesses, ½ of global GDP and about 2/3 of jobs.
Rural and urban areas are often viewed as contrasting areas with a greater level of poverty in urban areas. This impression has led to differences in policy direction across Africa and therefore become a self-fulfilling prophecy which has kept the rural community poorer than the urban one. The conventional model for providing connectivity, the basic enabler needed to break the digital divide, has not been in favor of the rural area.
Space based solutions are bringing connectivity services to more people in more places and satellite network operators like Intelstat intend to play a larger role. With the right mix of partnership, investment, innovation and services, the private and public sectors can work together to quickly develop and implement flexible, cost effective and even profitable solutions to close the global connectivity gap.
85% of the 4B people that do not use the mobile internet live in an area that is covered by mobile broadband, and they are disproportionately poorer, female and rural. The mobile industry is leading efforts to tackle the barriers with: mobile digital skills programs, affordable handsets and data services, and investments in local content and services.
Following this positive outcome, the world has been paying attention to Korea’s case and the government has summarized the key factors of successful response as 3T system on the basis of ICT. Among the 3Ts, tracing is the most pivotal, given it helps early detection to prevent additional spread.
Building resilient connectivity and supporting affordable access to the internet: initiatives and lessons learned
The Internet Society has been deploying efforts over the years to grow the Internet and make it stronger. To help build the Internet, the Internet Society has been a strong supporter of Internet exchange points (IXPs) since 2008.
In order to close the digital divide, we must work to integrate satellite backhaul into strategies to deploy mobile and Wi-Fi networks into rural and remote communities.
Technology has strengthened Singapore’s COVID-19 response: to protect public interest, support our people and assist businesses
Broadband has been experiencing a rapid and steady growth around the globe in the past two decades. This is evidenced by the development of broadband infrastructure, improved internet penetration, expanding bandwidth and fast speed of connection, and more.
COVID-19 Protocol, Health Initiatives, and Connectivity The Carlos Slim Foundation designed and executed a comprehensive COVID-19 Contention Protocol to support Carso Group’s companies to cope
Advancing connectivity has always been at the heart of Facebook’s mission to give people the
power to build community and bring the world closer together.
1. Connectivity is essential in the “new normal” but despite widespread network coverage, barriers to Internet usage still exist In this era of a global
Many of the countries in the Caribbean, Central America and the South Pacific regions, where Digicel operates, experience more than their fair share of natural
Azerbaijan made huge progress in broadband internet infrastructure development
and its application in all areas of society for the last ten years.
GSMA is continuing to play a leading role in supporting and amplifying the vital work our industry is doing at this time, contributing to the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development 2025 Targets.
Executive Summary What will it take for Africa to bridge the digital connectivity gap? That is the question the Broadband Commission Working Group on “Broadband
From UNHCR’s experience in delivering interventions that support connectivity to refugees, a strong and committed multi-stakeholder alliance is key to success. In response to a
Tech Giants Partner with UN Women to Provide Life-Saving Information to Survivors Of Domestic Violence During COVID-19 As billions of people are still under COVID-19
Verizon’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been guided at all times by our core corporate values. As set forth in the Verizon Credo, we
Children are one third of all Internet users. With the expansion of broadband connectivity in the near future, every second user of the Internet will
Beyond recovery, towards 2030: securing the Decade of Action through SDG-anchored digital development
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the fundamental need for broadband connectivity and increased digital capacities for economies and societies worldwide. The question is no longer
Context It is now irrefutable that access to the internet is an essential public service. While most vulnerable countries have made progress towards increasing access
In the summer of 2017, we launched the Microsoft Airband Initiative, which brings broadband connectivity to people living in unserved rural areas globally. To eliminate the rural broadband gap, we brought together private-sector capital investment in new technologies and rural broadband deployments, with public-sector financial and regulatory support.
Brief Introduction and Background: The Smart Africa Alliance is a Pan-African institution with 30 Member States. It is a bold and innovative initiative from African
In May 2020 ORANGE purpose that drives us and brings us together as a community was integrated into the company’s bylaws: “As a trusted partner,
Health tech innovation in Brazil’s COVID-19 response: AI platform in São Paulo, Brazil helps diagnose COVID-19 patients faster
The Novartis Foundation is partnering with the local government and University Hospital of São Paulo to help develop a national ecosystem for innovation, data science
Reflection of COVID-19 initiatives in the SA-ME-NA region in implementing the Broadband Commission’s Agenda for Action
The availability of advanced digital communication infrastructure and advanced digital services is integral to preparedness for embracing a sustainable future. Likewise, building a sustainable 5G