New study on economic impact of broadband

Suella Hansen delivers findings to WTIS Forum in Geneva

Auckland, New Zealand – December 13, 2018

Network Strategies Director Suella Hansen was invited to speak in the opening keynote session of the World Telecommunications / ICT Indicators Symposium in Geneva in December 2018. She explained the initial findings of a UN / ITU sponsored empirical study to assess the economic impact of broadband in less developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing countries.

Using data from 2000 to 2017, the study found empirical evidence of stronger economic impacts of both fixed and mobile broadband in these countries compared to higher income countries.  In terms of policy implications these findings would support continued investment in improving broadband access, connectivity, uptake and use in these countries.

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