Stepping up in a year like no other - Financial operations 2020 - 30/04/2021
Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE)
TELECOM/ICT Operators and Service Providers | The Americas | Canada
As the Bell team kept Canada connected in a challenging 2020, we built marketplace momentum with world-class network, service and content innovations for customers while delivering sustainable dividend growth for our shareholders. Strong strategic execution enabled BELL to succeed in the uniquely challenging communications sector of 2020, achieving 96% of 2019 revenue and adjusted EBITDA while al (...)

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UN explores opportunities to accelerate Mongolia's digitalization agenda - 15/04/2021
Communications and Information Technology Authority (CITA)
TELECOM/ICT Policy Makers and Regulators | Asia & Pacific | Mongolia
Mongolia sets six goals to become a digital nation. This will start with the infrastructure that connects its people throughout the country as COVID-19 revealed the weaknesses of its network connectivity. Strengthening digital governance will be on high priority to improve public service delivery to citizens. The government offers more than 590 services, 330 of which are now available online. Dig (...)

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BEYOND THE PANDEMIC Building back better from crises in Asia and the Pacific - 31/03/2021
UNESCAP
International and Regional Organizations | International
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered unprecedented and globally synchronized health, social and economic crises, which threaten to roll back hard-won development gains. This report analyses the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic in the region, takes stock of actions so far, and offers recommendations for building back better – bolstering resilience to future wide-scale crises and setting the re (...)

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World Bank: Digital ID systems can help vaccination deployment, but should never be a barrier to access - 31/03/2021
World Bank
International and Regional Organizations | International
Plenty of practical learnings are coming from the countries that have launched their COVID-19 vaccination programs. An important one is that the availability of reliable and verifiable personal data — on demographics, employment, health status, and other metrics that might determine prioritization — makes the registration of beneficiaries much easier for both the public and government. Coupled wit (...)

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ICASA EXTENDS TEMPORARY RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM ASSIGNMENTS FOR LICENSEES - 26/03/2021
ICASA
TELECOM/ICT Policy Makers and Regulators | Africa | South Africa
The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa ( ICASA/the Authority) has resolved to review the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations (The Regulations) and extend the temporary radio frequency spectrum assignments issued to licensees for another two months (from 1 April 2021 to 31 May 2021). The temporary release of high d (...)

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ITU: Digital transformation acceleration - connectivity in the post COVID world - 17/03/2021
ITU
International and Regional Organizations | International
In the framework of the WSIS Forum Action Line C6: Enabling Environment, ITU is organizing a session on "Digital transformation acceleration - connectivity in the post COVID world" on17 March 2021 (13h00-14h00 CET). This session addresses critical questions ICT policy makers, regulators and stakeholders need to address to fast forward digital connectivity for sustainable development: -What next? (...)

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