Global ICT Regulatory Outlook 2017

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This Global ICT Regulatory Outlook 2017 is the first of an annual series of reports tracking market and regulatory trends in the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector and their implications across the economy. Understanding current trends and challenges across ICT markets and regulatory frameworks can help address the gaps and capitalize on unexplored opportunities. This report provides useful insights and a clear, evidence-based perspective to do that. This report is also a key resource on smart, inclusive and forward-looking ICT regulation. Its findings can provide useful guidance in reviewing and upgrading regulatory frameworks for the ICT sector as the basis for the digital economy today and for the future. The report reaches out to the regulatory community worldwide, policy-makers, industry and the ICT community in general



ICT moves centre-stage as the digital economy gains momentum

ICT has become both the most and least visible sector as the digital economy expands centre-stage, linking people and machines across diverse aspects of our everyday lives. New efficiencies and opportunities have triggered important developments in industry and science, ushering in new possibilities to our daily lives. Much of this progress is due to massive investment in infrastructure and growing consumer demand. And yet, the global picture remains mixed: while the growth of mobile has been extraordinary, large populations have as yet no access to the Internet. This looks set to change however, with a growing swathe of urban young in developing countries making new demands for future connectivity.


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