Now that more than half of the world’s population is online, achieving the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s seven ambitious 2025 targets in support of “Connecting the Other Half” of the world‘s population will require innovative policies, technologies and technical solutions to address in particular the broadband connectivity gap and network affordability challenges.
This session will examine the role wireless access plays in sustainable broadband development focusing on 4G/5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), a novel technical approach to extend broadband connectivity. This technical solution enables the upgrade from low-speed broadband to higher speed broadband, taking into consideration the need for affordable access, and addresses in particular the challenges of rural coverage and low-speed copper upgrade. This session will also explore the need to consider wireless broadband technologies in digital policies to benefit all ICT stakeholders involved in the "connecting the other half" plan, including regulators, operators, vendors, and more.
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