The economic contribution of broadband, digitalization and ICT regulation
There is a case for wider adoption of digital technologies and digital policies across the globe — and the maths proves it. The Economic Contribution of Broadband, Digitalization, and ICT Regulation is an ITU report that draws on statistical, economic and mathematical modelling of reliable data going back for years to show the economic impacts of fixed and mobile broadband, digitization and regulatory frameworks. It finds that fixed broadband had a significant impact on the world economy between 2010 and 2017, and that the effect was greater in developed than developing countries, while it was the other way round with mobile broadband. Also revealed is that the digital ecosystem has an impact on productivity, and that effective ICT regulation can be good for economic growth.