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Expanding broadband access for a global Internet economy: development dimensions
The number of broadband subscribers around the globe, on either fixed or mobile connections, is likely to exceed one billion for the first time during 2009. This means that the vast majority of Internet users now enjoy speeds at least four times quicker than ordinary dial-up connections, making many new applications possible. Broadband networks can be a general purpose technology enabler, enabling innovation and growth to many sectors of the economy and making policy coherence increasingly important. In particular, broadband networks provide an ideal service delivery platform to
link suppliers directly with customers. This workshop will explore how developing countries can take advantage of these developments and what lessons can be learned from the successful growth of mobile services. Participants will discuss what policies and regulatory frameworks are needed to promote access to networks, how this can assist with broader capacity building (e.g. science and technology, education, information sharing) and how to promote policy coherence to support the opportunities such networks create for development.
- Chair: Dimitri Ypsilanti, Head of Information, Communication and Consumer Policy Division, OECD
- Rohan Samarajiva, Executive Director, LIRNE Asia
- Tim Kelly, Lead ICT Policy Specialist, infoDev/World Bank
- Olfat A. Monsef, Vice President of National Telecommunication Regulator, Telecom Services, Egypt
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infoDev is a global program, coordinated and served by an expert Secretariat housed in the Global ICT Department (GICT) of the World Bank, which focused on the use of ICT for development. infoDev sponsors cutting-edge research and analysis to help identify global best practice in the use of ICT4D. infoDev research includes mapping of ICT4D initiatives led by international development organizations and collecting best practices from those practitioners in the field.
The OECD brings together 30 governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world. The OECD also shares expertise and exchanges views with more than 100 other countries. In May 2007, OECD countries agreed to invite Chile, Estonia, Israel, Russia and Slovenia to open discussions for membership of the Organisation and offered enhanced engagement, with a view to possible membership, to Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa. Participation at the OECD by the business community and trade-unions are co-ordinated through Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) and Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC). In 2009 co-ordination groups were established with representatives of civil society and the Internet technical community to facilitate participation in the ICCP Committee, namely the Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council (CSISAC) and Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC).
The Workshop is proposed on behalf of:
OECD and infoDev
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NKURUNZIZA Jean Paul (Mr), Consultant, Burundi
Souter David (Mr), ICT Development Associates, UK
Bollow Norbert (Mr), Self-employed consultant - Systems analyst and technologist – FOSS (Free and Open Source Software), Switzerland
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