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The State of Broadband 2016

Broadband Catalyzing Sustainable Development

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This report provides an update on progress towards the global targets of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development and showcases the research and thought leadership of the Broadband Commission. It also provides a global snapshot of where the telecommunication/ICT industry stands with regards to fixed and mobile broadband deployment, affordability and usage, as well as the use of broadband for achieving development objectives. It will examine the use of new and upcoming technologies, such as 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) for development.

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Policy recommendations to maximize access to broadband

A range of policy options are available to maximize access to broadband, and to maximize its benefits. These policy options can broadly be divided into broad framework conditions to improve the telecom sector more generally, and measures to improve broadband coverage more specifically (although a comprehensive and effective NBP would typically cover both).

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