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  • Presentation  |   2012

    Expanding Regional Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific

    Author(s): Ruddy, Michael

    This is the presentation on "Expanding regional connectivity in Asia and the Pacific" by Mr. Michael Ruddy, Director of International Research, Terabit Consulting, delivered during Regional Expert Consultation on Connecting Asia-Pacific's Digital Society for Building Resilience held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 5-6 September 2012. ICT...

  • Presentation  |   2014

    Broadband Infrastructure in South Asia and West Asia

    Author(s): Ruddy, Michael

    ICT Ruddy, Michael Download PDF Trans Asia-Europe Europe-Persia Express Gateway South Asian Subregional Economic Cooperation Information Highway cross-border connectivity Telecommunications fixed-line telephony mobile...

  • Report  |   2016

    The Provision of Satellite Broadband Services in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Author(s): Wagner, Wolfgang ; Brazil David, Renata ; García Zaballos, Antonio

    Access to information communications technologies (ICTs), in particular broadband, is critical for sustainable development. Increased access to broadband isolated communities in developing countries can facilitate obtainability of education, healthcare, and commercial services. To provide universal access to broadband it is necessary to look...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    Pan-Asian Connectivity: Leveraging Linear Infrastructure for Improved International Bandwidth

    Author(s): Ruddy, Michael

    An examination of the weak international telecommunications infrastructure in many Asian markets and the developmental impact of low international bandwidth, the drivers of bandwidth demand, and strategies to ensure successful network development including the leveraging of linear infrastructure for fiber deployment. ICT Ruddy, Michael Download...

  • Presentation  |   2016

    Improved Regional Fiber Connectivity via Digital CASA: The Opportunity for Central and South Asia

    Author(s): Ruddy, Michael

    An evaluation of the bandwidth divide and international bandwidth in Central and South Asia including wholesale bandwidth prices, consumer Internet prices, and the effect of insufficient international fiber optic bandwidth infrastructure.  Consideration of the economic and governmental benefits of improved infrastructure and a strategy for...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    Strategic Analysis of the International Cable Systems in the GCC Region

    Author(s): Ruddy, Michael

    Analysis of the international submarine cable and terrestrial fiber optic cable infrastructure in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, comprising Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.  Benchmarking of markets with respect to cables, diversity of cable ownership and landing parties, domestic & foreign...

  • Presentation  |   2016

    Improving Regional Connectivity with the Asian Information Superhighway

    Author(s): Ruddy, Michael

    ICT Ruddy, Michael Download PDF Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Trans Eurasian Information Superhighway Greater Mekong Subregion Information Superhighway South Asian Subregion Economic Cooperation Information Superhighway Digital Central Asia-...

  • Report  |   2018

    Funding and Financing Infrastructure: The Joint Use of Public and Private Finance

    Author(s): Fay, Marianne ; Martimort, David ; Straub, Stephane

    The paper addresses the issue of the feasible level of private finance in a contracting model of infrastructure finding and financing. It characterizes the structure of financial contracts, deriving the conditions under which both public and private finance coexist. A key feature is that access to outside finance and the regulatory decision on...

  • Report  |   2018

    Connective Financing: Chinese Infrastructure Projects and the Diffusion of Economic Activity in Developing Countries

    Author(s): Bluhm, Richard ; Dreher, Axel ; Fuchs, Andreas ; Parks, Bradley ; Strange, Austin ; Tierney, Michael

    How do development projects influence the geographic distribution of economic activity within low-income and middle-income countries? Existing research focuses on the effects of Western development projects on inter-personal inequality and inequality across different subnational regions. However, China has recently become a major financier of...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    Towards Better Measurement of E-commerce Flows and Readiness

    Author(s): Ansón, José

    This session will put the spotlight on data and the importance of having accurate, reliable and timely statistics to inform policy makers. It will describe the indicators that are currently available and it will invite and discuss key recommendations on what needs to be done to improve data availability, especially in developing countries. The...

  • Report  |   2014

    ICTs for Regional Trade and Integration in Africa

    Author(s): Souter, David ; Adam, Lishan ; Jagun, Abiodun ; Tusubira, Tusu

    Trade is critically important to Africa's economic prospects, as a source of revenue, investment and employment, yet Africa's trade is highly fragmented and the weakness of its trade performance constrains growth and poverty reduction. Africa today generates only about 2.5-3.5 per cent of world trade. African countries mostly export...

  • Report  |   2016

    Updated Analysis of the Broadband Infrastructure in Asia Pacific

    Author(s): Ruddy, Michael

    This working paper aims to provide data and update analysis on broadband connectivity, specifically in the area of broadband and telephony markets, domestic and international Internet connectivity as well as international bandwidth among 27 ESCAP member countries, namely Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, the...

  • Presentation  |   2016

    World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    On Monday, February 1, 2016, the  World Bank Group Office in Geneva  and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) co-hosted a presentation of the “ World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends.” The 2016 World Development Report examines how the internet can be a force for development, especially for the poor in...

  • Report  |   2011

    Africa's ICT Infrastructure: Building on the Mobile Revolution

    Author(s): Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia M. ; Foster, Vivien ; Mayer, Rebecca ; Minges, Michael ; Williams, Mark D. J.

    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been a remarkable success in Africa. Across the continent, the availability and quality of service have gone up and the cost has gone down. In just 10 years dating from the end of the 1990s mobile network coverage rose from 16 percent to 90 percent of the urban population; by 2009, rural...


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