The Portable Internet

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This report, the sixth in the ITU Internet Report series, analyses the impact and potential of the portable Internet on the changing wireless landscape. In its analysis, the report aims to cover a complete range of aspects, including technologies (e.g. Wi-Fi, WiMAX, UWB and IMT-2000), market trends (e.g. convergence, pricing strategies), policy and regulatory issues (e.g. spectrum policy, competition policy), tools for bridging the digital divide (e.g. success stories and country case studies) and choices for society, including future scenarios and societal implications of technologies.



The Information Society and the Human Factor

Technology does not exist in a vacuum. Alongside its development lie important human drivers and human consequences. The ubiquity of access to information and communication has had an undeniable and profound effect on human existence. But this is only the beginning. As innovations continue to cater to an ever-increasing user appetite for information and entertainment on the go, technology will pervade every aspect of human existence.


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