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New GSMA Toolkit: How to Research Women’s Internet Access and Use

New GSMA Toolkit: How to Research Women’s Internet Access and Use

Published on: Sep 06 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Internet access and use has grown rapidly, however, internet growth has been unequal; the ITU estimates that, globally, women are 12% less likely than men to use...
7 Reasons Why Satellite Broadband Will Connect the Unconnected

7 Reasons Why Satellite Broadband Will Connect the Unconnected

Published on: Mar 01 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
National governments, international institutions, and the private and public sector have all acknowledged the importance of bridging the digital divide to foster...
Wow! Universal Service Funds are Hoarding Over $12 Billion in ICT4D Funding

Wow! Universal Service Funds are Hoarding Over $12 Billion in ICT4D Funding

Published on: Oct 27 2016 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
The concept of Universal Service is pretty simple: telecommunications services should be accessible to the widest number of people at affordable prices. We can...
Congratulations to Bhutan! Now a Global ICTforAg Leader

Congratulations to Bhutan! Now a Global ICTforAg Leader

Published on: Jul 18 2016 by Josh Woodard - 1 Comment
With the recent publication of its e-RNR (renewable natural resources) masterplan, the tiny Himalayan country of Bhutan has joined an exclusive club of only a handful...
E-agriculture Strategy Guide From the FAO and ITU

E-agriculture Strategy Guide From the FAO and ITU

Published on: May 25 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
E-agriculture is about designing, developing and applying innovative ways to use ICTs in the rural domain, with a primary focus on agriculture. E-agriculture offers...
Should ICT4D Be Sidestreamed or Mainstreamed?

Should ICT4D Be Sidestreamed or Mainstreamed?

Published on: May 04 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Should ICT4D Be Sidestreamed or Mainstreamed?
Around the time of the MDGs, ICT4D became the focus for a critical mass of activity; a “sidestreaming” approach that saw specialist ICT4D units arise...
How Can We Harness the Internet of Things for Global Development?

How Can We Harness the Internet of Things for Global Development?

Published on: Jan 20 2016 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
I am a firm believer in the coming sensor revolution in development. We can now develop very cheap yet smart sensors, and as we saw at the MERL Tech conference...
Congratulations to Ghana for first place in mobile-broadband penetration in Africa

Congratulations to Ghana for first place in mobile-broadband penetration in Africa

Published on: Nov 12 2012 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The ITU publishes the Measuring the Information Society report to identify recent global and regional trends in ICT deployment and uptake, on the basis of internationally...
From Highs to Lows – Africa has world’s greatest broadband price decreases in 2010

From Highs to Lows – Africa has world’s greatest broadband price decreases in 2010

Published on: Oct 17 2011 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
A few years ago, Internet access in Africa was crazy expensive. Entire projects would sink under the weight of a monthly broadband bill, often exceeding staff...
While Kenya Waits, Cameroon Internet Prices Drop 90%

While Kenya Waits, Cameroon Internet Prices Drop 90%

Published on: Aug 31 2009 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Back in July, Kenya rejoiced with Seacom’s landing, expecting a quick and beneficial drop in Internet access costs and a dramatic increase in bandwidth. The...