Formal Broadband Plans Spur Economic and Social Development
Two Asian nations – Korea and Singapore — have managed to leapfrog multiple stages of economic development and have transformed into economic miracles. This comes as no accident, in part, because both have taken a planned approach to technological development, starting with national broadband plans, which has led to increased broadband adoption, and successive waves […]
Global IT Report 2013: Broadband Investments Bring Growth and Jobs
Can broadband lead to economic growth and employment? This year’s edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report (GITR), sponsored in part by Cisco, tackles this critical question and the answer is a decisive ‘yes’. Launched today (April 10) in New York, this year’s GITR, titled “Growth and Jobs in a Hyperconnected World”, […]
Broadband for Development: Taking it to the Next Level
The United Nation’s (UN) Broadband Commission for Digital Development has clearly demonstrated the link between broadband and achieving the UN’s eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The UN set out these important goals for global development in 2000 with a target for 2015. With one thousand days left, it is time to focus on what is […]
Mobile World Congress 2013: Coping with Exploding Data Demand
A dominant theme for the mobile networking industry at this year’s Mobile World Congress was how to cope with exploding demand for mobile data. Part of the answer is new...
VNI Shift Driven by Smartphone Adoption and Offloading to Wi-Fi
For the fifth year, Cisco has released its updated Mobile Visual Networking Index Forecast. This year, we’ve seen dramatic changes in consumer behavior as well as continued explosive growth...