Although 3/4 of the population living in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is covered by a mobile broadband signal, only 1/4 are online. A new report from ITU and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) looks at how to bridge this 'usage gap' in LDCs.
New research by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and ITU identifies sustainable funding models that could cover the bulk of investments to connect every school worldwide.
As countries pursue broadband Internet rollout and use, learn about key "regulatory enablers" driving digital transformation: specific policy choices and other regulatory factors that can stimulate investment in information and communication technologies (ICTs) while encouraging innovation.
According to estimates by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), only 52 per cent of people in the world’s small island developing states (SIDS) use the Internet. Here's how the Smart Islands programme is aiming to close that gap.