Broadband connectivity brings great promise to the world’s poor and underserved populations — as it allows wide access to services in areas as diverse as finance, commerce, education, health, and governance, which can enhance well-being, create new opportunities for innovation and employment, and boost economic growth.
A new taskforce aims to tackle digital exclusion across the city of London, addressing connectivity, devices and skills. The group includes councils, charities and telecom operators.
Tracking ICT infrastructure and financial inclusion just got easier in Mexico. Thanks to a new interactive map built by ITU using open-source tools, it is now possible to visualize the gaps and pinpoint prominent barriers to financial connectivity across the country.
Meet Astrome: the deep tech start-up whose innovative use of millimetre wave wireless communication to provide fibre-like backhaul capacity for 4G and 5G infrastructure won the SME Award in the Connectivity category at ITU Virtual Digital World 2020.