Maximising Availability of International Connectivity in Developing Countries

Strategies to Ensure Global Digital Inclusion

This report aims to build awareness of the challenges and strategies for improving international connectivity, and to consider some potential options for promoting increased local, regional and global collaboration to further this objective. In this respect, the report aims to inform the international development community as well as national policy makers, industry and civil society groups. Supported by data from case studies that were carried out to provide on the ground experience in international connectivity, the report discusses the technical, economic and policy or regulatory constraints that can prevent the maximal use of international communications infrastructure. It also considers the opportunities, strategies and policies that can assist countries (particularly developing countries) to address these constraints, as well as identifying the institutions that could contribute to efforts to improve the international connectivity environment. In addition, the report puts forward a detailed set of international connectivity strategy building blocks, providing a framework to address all the elements required for optimal international connectivity ecosystems.

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