Building Digital Bridges

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This report looks at efforts by stakeholders at the local, national and international level to bridge the digital divide. It reviews the role of new technologies, multi-stakeholder partnerships and ICT indices in reducing the gap, taking an in-depth look at the cases of Australia, Hong Kong, India, Korea (Rep. of) and Malaysia. The report also proposes a methodology for the development of a composite Digital Opportunity Index (DOI).



Chairman's Reports

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), together with the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO), jointly organized the 1st Digital Bridges Symposium September 10-11, 2004 in Busan, Korea on the occasion of Asia Telecom 2004. Some 105 participants took part in the meeting, representing a range of regulatory agencies and policy-making bodies, operators, manufacturers, industry analysts, user representatives academics and others. Dr Larry Press, Professor of Information Systems at California State University, Dominguez Hills, chaired the meeting.


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