Confronting the Crisis - ICT Stimulus Plans for Economic Growth - Second edition October 2009
Table of Contents
Message from the ITU Secretary-General
1. Executive Summary
Outlook for DifferentTechnologies
2. A Story of Crash, Crunch and Crisis
2.1 Economic Outlook - Is the End in Sight?
Insight 1: Recession orDepression?
2.2. Policy Responses to Recession
Insight 2: Keynes For Our Times - The Rationale for Stimulus Plans
Insight 3: Economic Stimulus Packages & the ICT Sector
3. Stimulus Plans and the Global ICT Industry
3.1 What Role for ICTs & Broadband in Stimulus?
Insight 4: The Impact of the Economic Crisis on ICTs and their Role in Recovery
Insight 5: Information as a Public Good –Why Broadband? Why Government?
Insight 6: Choosing the Right Degree of Government Involvement
Insight 7: ARRA Broadband Investment Program Guidelines of USDA – RUS Issued 9 July 2009
3.2. The Changing Face of Financing – Is Government Back?
Insight 8: Crowding Out or Crowding In?
3.3 The Digital Divide & Developing Countries
Insight 9: Promoting Broadband Infrastructure in Developing Countries
4. Impact of the Financial Crisis
4.1 The ICT Industry
Insight 10: Green Shoots of Recovery in the ICT Industry?
4.2 Wireless Communication Technologies
Insight 11: Outlook from The Mobile World
4.3 Fixed Broadband Internet and NGN
Insight 12: Broadband subscriber additions in Q1 2009 – China and the US lead the way
4.4 Satellite Technologies
Insight 13: How The Satellite Industry is Unique
Insight 14: 50% Growth in the Global Satellite Market over the Next Decade
5. Conclusions: Investing In The Future
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