November 10, 2009 - The Challenges of Regulating in a Converged Environment
The life of an ICT regulator has never been easy. An effective regulator needs to be - and be seen to be ? entirely impartial. To have enough "teeth" to enforce its decisions in the face of powerful commercial interests. And to juggle competing interests...
April 17, 2008 - ICTs in Africa: Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity
One of the biggest developments in expanding access to information and communication technologies (ICT) in Africa involves communications infrastructure. The lack of basic infrastructure is historical in the region with the percentage of fixed telephone lines being the lowest worldwide with an average of 4 main lines for 100 people...
October 2009 -
The World in Facts & Figures: a decade of ICT growth driven by mobile
Mobile cellular has been the most rapidly adopted technology in history, and is
now the most popular personal technology on the planet, with an estimated 4.6
billion subscriptions globally by the end of 2009.
October 2009 -
ICTs & the
The financial crisis has failed to make a major dent in demand for ICT services,
with the mobile and satellite sectors proving remarkably resilient, and consumer
demand for high-speed fixed and mobile connections continuing to fuel growth in
broadband subscriptions in major markets worldwide.
March 2009 -
The ICT Development Index: Measuring the Information Society
The last decades have seen uninterrupted growth in ICT infrastructure
development and service uptake. By end 2008, there were over 4 billion mobile
cellular subscriptions worldwide, translating into a penetration rate of 61%. At
the same time, ITU estimates that the world had 1.3 billion fixed telephone
lines ? or 19 lines per 100 inhabitants ? and that almost a quarter of the
world's 6.7 billion people were using the Internet.
October 10, 2007 - ICT in Africa: Forging a competitive edge
Information and communication technologies (ICT) — essential for creating new skills and generating growth and technological change — are critical for Africa’s overall economic development. ICT products are themselves part of the higher-value, high-tech products that are growing fastest in international trade and that can sustain faster growth of incomes. They are both enablers of competitiveness and a key sector in their own right...
December 2006 - Living The Digital World
From our fixed line connection to mobiles, laptops or digital music players, all our ‘must-have’ ICTs are powered by digital technologies. Although it may sound all familiar, for many people the idea of "Living the Digital World"...
December 2006 - Up, Up and Away: Broadband Takes Off Globally
Numbers of global broadband users have grown rapidly in recent years and are now fast approaching the quarter of a billion mark, fuelled by a number of factors, including a host of exciting broadband-enabled applications and content...
December 2006 - A Turbo Charged Telecom Sector
Having weathered the setbacks of the dot.com burst, the telecommunications industry is on a roll. A plethora of new products and services are revolutionizing communication...
December 2006 - Ubiquity: Here, There and Everywhere
Sensing the increasing intensity of the sunlight, your curtains open, and the bedroom radio switches itself on...
December 2006 - Moving towards a Wireless World
On the horizon beyond 3G lie a cluster of other wireless technologies, all promising on-the-go broadband solutions. The potential for these technologies is enormous, in particular they have the power to make major strides...