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New ITU publication to help policy-makers to extend Internet access and use to unconnected communities
16 December 2020
- Addresses constraints posed by gaps in infrastructure deployment and service affordability
Household Internet access in urban areas twice as high as in rural areas
30 November 2020
- Estimates on Internet access in small island developing states and landlocked developing countries available for the first time
Broadband Commission calls on world leaders to prioritize universal connectivity as fundamental to sustainable development & global recovery
18 September 2020
- New ‘State of Broadband’ report warns of stark inequalities laid bare by COVID-19 crisis
New ITU study estimates US$ 428 billion are needed to connect the remaining 3 billion people to the Internet by 2030
17 September 2020
- Connecting Humanity examines the necessary global and regional investments to achieve universal, affordable broadband connectivity for people aged 10 and above
ITU launches Connect2Recover to reinforce digital infrastructure in countries affected by COVID-19
09 September 2020
- With support from Japan and Saudi Arabia, Connect2Recover will reinforce affordable and reliable connectivity in beneficiary countries as they adjust to the “new normal”
ITU to hold Economic Experts Roundtable on COVID-19 and the digital economy
25 June 2020
- Experts to tackle the contribution of digital infrastructure to social and economic resilience during and after the pandemic
Special emergency session of the Broadband Commission pushes for action to extend internet access and boost capacity to fight COVID-19
03 April 2020
- UN advisory body sets out an Agenda for Action to ensure the networks the whole world is now relying on are robust, resilient and within reach of as many people as possible
ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao’s statement on the launch of a global platform to help protect telecommunication networks during the COVID-19 crisis
23 March 2020
- New platform will assist governments and the private sector in ensuring that networks are kept resilient and telecommunication services are available to all
New ITU data reveal growing Internet uptake but a widening digital gender divide
05 November 2019
- Some 4.1 billion people are now online, but in developing countries women’s Internet use is falling behind.
Revamped ITU Academy portal launched
30 May 2019
- The redesigned portal facilitates a more mobile user-friendly and secure access to ITU’s training and capacity development activities

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