Broadband technology allows
for high-speed transmission of voice, video and data over networks and
ICT applications. The introduction of broadband technologies, community
antennas, optical fibre, satellite and fixed and mobile wireless has
enabled traditional and new forms of telecommunications to become a
reality throughout the world. Because physical infrastructure and
geography are vastly different from country to country, technology that
works well in one geographic area may not work in another.
Given the rapid advancement
of telecommunication technologies, broadband access technologies have
become available, specifically wireless, which offer performance that is
similar to, or improves upon, wired access solutions.
One of the main problems
facing the developing countries is the lack of access to broadband
services, and low teledensity. This programme will contribute to the
goal of digital inclusion by providing assistance for the efficient and
cost-effective development of rural, national and international
broadband telecommunication networks, including broadband network access
allowing the provision of new ICT services and applications.