UN Broadband Commission finds Internet usage lagging behind

UN Director General Ban Ki-Moon called broadband a "transformative technology"

The UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development has released its first-ever report on the state of broadband deployment worldwide, and finds that while household Internet access has seen strong growth over the past year and is on track to achieve Commission targets, individual Internet use continues to lag behind.

UN sets “ambitious but achievable” broadband targets

The UN has set four new targets for governments to provide broadband to citizens

The UN’s Broadband Commission for Digital Development has set four new targets for governments across the world to ensure citizens have sufficient broadband access. The targets, which the UN described as “ambitious but achievable” address broadband policy, affordability and uptake.

Africans get food credit via mobiles

The UN WFP is trialling a mobile project to deliver food credit in crisis-hit Ivory Coast

The United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a pilot programme that uses mobile phone technology to help people living in poverty to buy food.

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Nascent m-health initiatives are under threat from a lack of structural support and funding. This is where the World Health Organisation comes in—and operators have a crucial part to play.