Report Type: Contribution Document

Broadband Connectivity for Refugees

The UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development addresses this Open Statement to the Formal Consultation on the Global Compact on Refugees on the importance of broadband connectivity for refugees. We, the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development , affirm our sincere conviction and belief in the vital role of broadband

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Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development

This report explores the current use and potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in tackling global development challenges, highlighting a number of specific instances where IoT interventions are helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. It presents summary conclusions on what is required for the IoT

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Working Together to Connect the World by 2020, Davos 2016

Reinforcing Connectivity Initiatives for Universal and Affordable Access: A Discussion Paper to Partners Working to Connect the World   ICT technologies present unprecedented opportunities for advancing inclusive growth. Nevertheless, there are still large gaps in connectivity mainly due to the lack of effective policies, corresponding tools and investment. Filling these

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Broadband Policy Briefing Paper

This document is a briefing paper on broadband policy measures and recommendations to support the deployment of broadband and access to the digital economy. The paper highlights what governments and national regulatory authorities (NRAs) can do to foster broadband roll-out and take-up, and provides a difficulty/impact assessment framework of the

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Broadband and Sustainable Development, Davos 2014

Why Broadband Should be Prioritized in the Post-2015 Agenda Report on the special session of the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos Innovative, scalable multi-stakeholder solutions are needed to deliver inclusive economic growth and a shift to sustainable patterns

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​Planning for Progress: Why National Broadband Plans Matter​​, 201​3

Published in June 2013, the report, entitled Broadband: A Platform for Progress, argues: “To optimize the benefits to society, broadband should be coordinated on a countrywide basis, promoting facilities-based competition and with policies encouraging service providers to offer access on fair market terms…efforts should be coordinated across all sectors of

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A Review of Environmental Sustainability in Broadband Policies

Global overview and case studies on Australia and Rwanda   This study is part of a series of studies being undertaken by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in partnership with the Broadband Commission to take an indepth look at the state of broadband development. This series of case studies underlines

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Panama Case Study: The economic impact of broadband

This study assesses the economic impact of broadband in an emerging nation. Drawing from the wealth of research literature on economic effects generated on the basis of cross-sectional analyses (e.g. for OECD, Latin America and Arab States), it applies econometric tools and techniques to measure the impact of broadband on

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Philippines Case Study: The economic impact of broadband

This study assesses the economic impact of broadband in the Philippines. Drawing from the wealth of research literature on economic effects generated on the basis of cross-sectional analyses (e.g. for OECD, Latin American and Arab States), it applies econometric tools and techniques to measure the impact of broadband on a

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Broadband for the Global Good: Broadband Leadership Summit

This report summarizes the key outcomes and conclusions emerging from the Broadband Leadership Summit. The Broadband Leadership Summit at ITU Telecom World 2011 took place from 24 to 25 October 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Summit which was co-hosted by ITU Telecom and the Broadband Commission for Digital Development convened

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