Newsletter Issue No. 5 2018

This year the Broadband Commission held a special session on September 11 co-organized with Huawei, which featured the Commission’s flagship report; The State of Broadband 2018. This year’s report discusses the role of broadband technologies for driving Sustainable Development. 

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Newsletter Issue No. 3 2018

Broadband Commission Activities Overview From 19 to 23 March 2018, the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2018 took place in Geneva and attracted more than 2800 stakeholders from 150 different countries. This year, around 250 content rich workshops and open space talks aligned with the WSIS Action Lines and SDGs. In addition, …

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Newsletter Issue No. 4 2018

The Broadband Commission’s Annual Spring Meeting 2018 took place in Kigali, Rwanda on 6 -7 May 2018 at the invitation of H.E. Mr Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and Mr Mats Granryd, Director General of GSMA.

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Newsletter Issue No. 2 2018

Broadband Commission Activities Overview ©ITU On the 26 February, at Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, the Expert Group report was published, “A New Deal: Investing in Our Common Future – Policy Recommendations to Close the Broadband Gap”, presenting recommendations to policy-makers, regulators and international institutions to address digital exclusion. The Expert Group, chaired …

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Newsletter Issue No. 1 2018

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year 2018! The 2017 EQUALS in Tech Awards were held 19 December 2017 at the Internet Governance Forum in Geneva, Switzerland and featured winning initiatives bringing digital tech opportunities to women in Lebanon, Afghanistan and Costa Rica. Learn more about the winners and the outstanding projects which have been recognized …

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Newsletter Issue No. 10 2017

Broadband Commission Activities Overview ©ITU/ D. Prospero The Broadband Commission held its annual meeting on September 17 in New York in parallel to the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. 46 Commissioners and 6 Special Guests addressed the important duty of supporting the development of new broadband technologies and connecting people, in particular those …

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Newsletter Issue No. 9 2017

Broadband Commission Activities Overview On 10th July, the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development issued a statement urging policymakers, the private sector and other partners to make deployment of broadband infrastructure a top priority in strategies to accelerate global development and progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The statement was presented to the …

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Newsletter Issue No. 8 2017

Broadband Commission Activities Overview On the 5th of June 2017, the Broadband Commission Working Group on the Digitalization Scorecard chaired by Nokia’s President and CEO Rajeev Suri launched its final report “Digitalization Scorecard: Which policies and regulations can help advance digitalization”. The report focuses on assessing policy and regulatory readiness for digitalization of six chosen …

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