Bridging digital divides in G20 countries - 20/12/2021
OCDE - G20
International and Regional Organizations | International
Reliable and high-quality connectivity is fundamental for the digital transformation. Furthermore, the COVID-19 health emergency has shown that access to high-quality broadband services at affordable prices, across different territories is essential to ensure that economic and social activities can continue in an increasingly remote manner. However, important disparities in terms of connectivity p (...)

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Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit on Digital Transformation for the Next Normal: Toward an Inclusive and People-Centered Digital Society in the Post-COVID-19 Era - 20/12/2021
ITU / UNDESA / DPIDG / UNPOG
International and Regional Organizations | International
ITU co-organized a joint session with UNDESA / DPIDG / UNPOG during the 2021 Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit in the Republic of Korea on 16 December 2021. The session entitled “Digital Transformation for the Next Normal: Toward an Inclusive and People-Centered Digital Society in the Post-COVID-19 Era” aimed to bring together speakers representing various stakeholders, to discuss th (...)

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World Telecommunications Policy Forum (WTPF-21) - Opinion 5 Use of telecommunications/ICTs in COVID-19 and future pandemic and epidemic preparedness and response - 16/12/2021
ITU
International and Regional Organizations | International
An intensive preparatory process involving expert representatives from ITU membership across governments, regulators, the private sector, academia and civil society to develop draft “Opinions” in a variety of areas related to the theme of WTPF-21* ran from September 2019 to November 2021. This process resulted in the adoption of five draft Opinions, which formed the basis of discussions at the WTP (...)

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Communications and media in Australia: Trends and developments in telecommunications 2020–21 - 10/12/2021
Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
TELECOM/ICT Policy Makers and Regulators | Asia & Pacific | Australia
This report provides an overview of the Australian telecommunications sector during the 2020–21 financial year. In 2020–21, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic reinforced the importance of home-based Internet services. Drawing on a combination of industry data and primary consumer research, the report describes key developments in the provision, take-up and use of telecommunications infrastructur (...)

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COVID accelerates increase in Internet use - 10/12/2021
Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
TELECOM/ICT Policy Makers and Regulators | Asia & Pacific | Australia
The COVID-19 pandemic has helped drive rapid growth in Australians' online activity, increasing data downloads and heightening demand for high-speed internet plans, according to recently released research from the ACMA. The research, which explores telecommunications trends, showed there were 8.2 million active broadband connections in Australia as of June 2021, up 11% on the previous year. It als (...)

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Measuring digital development - Facts and Figures 2021 - 01/12/2021
ITU
International and Regional Organizations | International
The digital Facts and Figures report with the latest global statistics provides a snapshot of the current state of connectivity around the world and gives insight into the recent evolution of the digital divide and the impact of COVID-19. The newly released data reveals that the Internet has long been a source of countless opportunities for personal fulfilment, professional development and value (...)

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