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The Commission believes that high-speed, high-capacity broadband connections to the Internet are an essential element in modern society, conferring broad social and economic benefits. Without broadband infrastructure and services, developing countries risk exclusion from participation in the burgeoning global digital economy. The Commission aims to promote the adoption of broadband-friendly practices and policies, so all the world's people can take advantage of the benefits of broadband.​​

This space is dedicated to share and highlight the Commissioners activities related to the topics that concern the future of telecommunications, information and communication technologies (ICTs) and broadband – how they can best be developed, distributed and used by people everywhere. 

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20 Oct 2016
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17 Oct 2016
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02 Jun 2016
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​The need for connectivity in crises hasn’t gone unnoticed by aid workers - World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul

31 May 2016
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Nominations open for joint ITU/UN Women GEM-TECH Awards 2016 2016 for outstanding performers and role models in Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in ICTs.

19 May 2016
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18 May 2016
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​​​Armen Orujan blogs on the implications for start-ups and small businesses
01 May 2014
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​​​​​​​​New Broadband Commission Manifesto signed by Commissioners and other prominent figures from industry, civil society and the UN family champions transformative power of high-speed networks to drive socio-economic development
25 Nov 2013
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​Commissioner Jay Naidoo article on how technology drives a revolution that resolve the challenge of development in Africa and the world.
17 Oct 2013
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​Intel, Grameen and the Minister of Communications of Macedonia signed an MOU that will bring the power of computing technology to agricultural communities in Macedonia.
14 Oct 2013
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​​​​Commissioner Saad zafer ALKAHTANI delivers keynote during the Middle East's largest telco Summit
26 Sep 2013
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​Broadband Commission research featured by the Economist Intelligence Unit
12 Jul 2013
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Rural areas could benefit greatly from a rugged outdoor base station.
23 May 2013
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Broadband Commission involved in global consultation to capture recommendations for ICT used to empower people with disabilities.
21 May 2013
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​Ericsson and Refugees United announce Global Hack for Good to connect refugees to missing families​
20 May 2013
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The media’s role in Africa’s development, leveraging the attention of foreign investors and telecom as a game changer
23 Apr 2013
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“As the one-thousand day countdown to 2015 begins, we urge you to ensure that broadband features prominently in the post-2015 Development Agenda”
05 Apr 2013
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Hosted in Mexico City from 16-17 March 2013
16 Mar 2013
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Dr Touré spoke of the role of ICTs as key enablers in every facet of human activity - from healthcare and education to energy, transportation, government, entertainment, innovation and enterprise.
22 Feb 2013
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28 Jan 2013
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Economic Impact of Mobile Communications in Myanmar
23 Nov 2012
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H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani, addresses students at Georgetown University.
15 Nov 2012
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Broadband Commission featured in an article from Mashable on pushing the limits, public benefits and catalysing development.
13 Nov 2012
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Sunil Bharti Mittal blogs on enabling sustainable, economic well-being through mobile technology.
02 Nov 2012
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Dr Hamadoun Touré and Hans Vestberg at the Summit for Social Good: broadband is no longer a luxury.
02 Nov 2012
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The network will work with stakeholders, business, civil society, UN agencies and other international organizations to identify and share the best ways to achieve sustainable development.
22 Aug 2012
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Novartis Foundation will participate in the Leadership Summit dedicated to the innovation in a world transformed by major technological developments.
17 Aug 2012
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Soon almost everyone on the planet will own a mobile device. Alcatel-Lucent explores how this growth can help increase the adoption and scale of mLearning projects.
19 Jun 2012
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Click to see the open letter issued by Commissioners to leaders at the G20 Summit in Mexico.
15 Jun 2012
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Cable linking West African countries to Europe could help achieve Millennium Development Goals on education, health and the environment.
13 Jun 2012
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Mr Estaban Pacha-Vincente, International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO)
30 May 2012
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Commissioner Sam Pitroda awarded honourary degree from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
10 May 2012
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The Broadband Commission issues a 'Call to Action' to delegates and attendees at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development.
23 Apr 2012
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​Commissioner Youssou N'Dour appointed to the post of Minister of Tourism and Culture of the Republic of Senegal.
13 Apr 2012
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H.E. Ivo Ivanovski hosts the Broadband Commission in Ohrid Macedonia, 1-2 April 2012
02 Apr 2012
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Sunil Bharti Mittal, Bharti Enterprises.
06 Dec 2011
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​Julius Genachowski, Federal Communications Commission, United States.
06 Dec 2011
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​​ITU Special Envoy for the Broadband Commission for Digital Development

21 Nov 2011
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Alcatel-Lucent CEO, Ben Verwaayen.
21 Nov 2011
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Mr. Amir Dossal, Special Representative of the Secretary-General of ITU for Global Partnerships
07 Nov 2011
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John Davies, Vice President of Intel’s World Ahead Program.
23 Sep 2011



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