September 18, 2022
Accelerating the affordable broadband access by harnessing the power of commercially sustainable ecosystem
In 2021, only 96 economies met the target with regard to the data-only mobile broadband basket, and only 64 economies met the target with respect to the fixed broadband basket. Both of these figures have decreased compared to the previous year. To put it in a more tangible term, 4.9 billion were connected to the internet, with around 2.9 billion people were left completely offline. Within these 2.9 billion people, 96% of them live in developing countries, and 390 million of them have no mobile broadband coverage at all.
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