Commissioner Insights to the
State of Broadband

Insights are written by current Commissioners to provide their personal perspective on the global state of broadband. Each year, Commissioners submit their views to be reflected in the annual flagship report. The views expressed in these contributions are those of the Commissioner and do not reflect the opinion of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.

State of Broadband 2022
Accelerating Broadband for New Realities


A model policy for child online protection

As the ambition for universal connectivity becomes a norm, national states and multilateral organizations turn their minds to the protection and participation of children. After


Digital Transformation in Africa

Smart Africa is a Pan-African organization entrusted with the Digital Transformation Agenda of Africa with the vision to transform Africa into a single digital market


The global digital transformation

As stated in the State of Broadband report 2022, there are two key requirements to accelerate the transition to a more connected post-pandemic world: A progressive digital sector regulatory environment to incentivise the required infrastructure investments along with globally aligned efforts and harmonized policies to connect the unconnected.

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Korea’s infectious disease control and prevention of COVID-19

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.

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