Governments of most countries recognise that mobile applications and web services can deliver concrete benefits promoting progress and better education to their population. New web applications offer huge promise through lower costs and greater coverage to improve the quality of life of the people in emerging economies.
Developing countries cannot afford to miss out on the development, growth and trade opportunities offered by broadband infrastructure. Far beyond the tangible economic benefits realized through broadband infrastructure in jobs, trade and productivity – the information and education services offered by the Internet are now public goods with truly global dimensions.
More information on the views of broadband from various leaders around the world as well as information on the broadband markets of the emerging economies of Russia, India, Gabon, Tonga, Nigeria, South Africa and China available here.