UN hosts Davos meeting on connecting the next 1.5 bln people

Thursday 21 January 2016 | 14:03 CET | News
The UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development held a meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos which culminated in the release of a joint statement entitled 'Working Together to Provide Internet Access to the Next 1.5 billion by 2020'. The joint statement from prominent leaders from across government, industry and the finance sector pledges a concerted global effort to connect 60 percent of the world's people to the internet by 2020, in line with ITU's Connect 2020 Agenda. A new discussion paper from the ITU presented at the session estimates that it will take a USD 450 billion

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Companies: European Commission / GSMA-India / ITU
Countries: World
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