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  • Report  |   2017

    ICT for Energy: Telecom and Energy Working Together for Sustainable Development

    Author(s): International Telecommunication Union

    This paper culminates in an outlook of what countries can do to facilitate access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by fostering sector and competent authorities collaboration. ICT Energy International Telecommunication Union Download PDF Publications launched at RDF-EUR 2017 (International Telecommunications Union)...

  • Report  |   2016

    White Paper on Broadband Regulation and Policy in Asia-Pacific Region: Facilitating Faster Broadband Deployment

    Author(s): International Telecommunication Union

    The White Paper explores broadband regulatory and policy aspects in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region with an aim to facilitate high-speed broadband deployment. Asia-Pacific countries generally and particularly the report’s in-scope countries covering Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam (which are referred...

  • Report  |   2013

    Study on International Internet Connectivity- Focus on Internet Connectivity in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Author(s): International Telecommunication Union

    This report focuses on the key Internet interconnection issues at national and international levels, as well as the stakeholder and their characteristics in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. It also describes the role of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) and Network Access Points (NAPs) and their importance in the development of...

  • Presentation  |   2016

    Competition and Infrastructure Sharing

    Author(s): Ssemboga, Anne Rita

    As part of the implementation of the Operational Plan 2016 for the Arab Regional Office of the International Telecommunication Union, a Regional Workshop on "Competition in Telecommunications Market", was organized in collaboration with the Sudanese Mobile Telecommunications Company "ZAIN". The workshop was held in Khartoum-...

  • Report  |   2013

    Study on International Internet Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Author(s): International Telecommunication Union

    This report analyses the various actors in the provision of Internet connection and the role played by each one, as well as the bottlenecks that can lead to inefficiencies and associated costs in the sub-Saharan Africa. It also sets out concrete recommendations to enable conditions for healthy and dynamic competition in the market as well as for...

  • Report  |   2017

    Measuring the Information Society Report 2017

    Author(s): International Telecommunication Union

    The 2017 edition of the Measuring the Information Society Report was launched during the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) 2017, in Hammamet, Tunisia. The 9th edition of the Measuring the Information Society Report, an annual report published by ITU since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tool to measure the...

  • Report  |   2017

    Maximising Availability of International Connectivity in Developing Countries: Strategies to Ensure Global Digital Inclusion

    Author(s): International Telecommunication Union

    This report aims to build awareness of the challenges and strategies for improving international connectivity, and to consider some potential options for promoting increased local, regional and global collaboration to further this objective. In this respect, the report aims to inform the international development community as well as national...

  • Report  |   2016

    Working Together to Connect the World by 2020- Reinforcing Connectivity Initiatives for Universal and Affordable Access

    Author(s): Philbeck, Imme

    This is a draft discussion paper prepared as ITU's contribution to the special session of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. ICT Philbeck, Imme Download PDF All Report International Telecommunication Union 2016-01-01 00:00:00

  • Report  |   2017

    Connecting the Unconnected: Working Together to Achieve Connect 2020 Agenda Targets

    Author(s): Philbeck, Imme

    This is a background paper to the special session of the Broadband Commission and the World Economic Forum at Davos Annual Meeting 2017. ICT Philbeck, Imme Download PDF All Report International Telecommunication Union 2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • Report  |   2015

    Russian Federation-- A Sector Assessment: Broadband in Russia

    Author(s): Gelvanovska, Natalija ; Hohlov, Yuri ; Maciule, Vaiva ; Rossotto, Carlo Maria ; Shaposhnik, Sergei

    A first step in infrastructure planning is often to do a sector assessment.  This World Bank paper aims to advise the Government of Russia on the measures needed to develop broadband throughout the country in support of economic growth. It first examines the broadband market in Russia and preconditions for its sustainable development. Next, it...

  • Report  |   2009

    Regionalizing Telecommunications Reform in West Africa

    Author(s): Kessides, Ioannis N. ; Noll, Roger G. ; Benjamin, Nancy C.

    In recent years, there has been an increasing recognition that significant welfare gains could be realized through deep forms of regional integration which entail harmonization of legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks. Reforms that reduce cross-border transaction costs and improve the performance of backbone infrastructure services are...

  • 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...

  • Report  |   2017

    Aid for Trade at a Glance 2017: Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development

    Author(s): Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ; World Trade Organization

    This edition of Aid for Trade at a Glance focuses on trade connectivity, which is critical for economic growth, inclusiveness and sustainable development. Physical connectivity enables the movement of goods and services to local, regional and global markets. It is closely intertwined with digital connectivity which is vital in today’s trade...

  • Report  |   2007

    Trade in Information and Communication Services: Opportunities for East and Southern Africa

    Author(s): Guermazi, Boutheina

    This following report is divided into four chapters, with chapter one containing the introduction. Chapter two reviews the state of ICT-competitiveness in the case study countries, by looking at infrastructure, the legal and regulatory situation, the business environment, and human resources. Chapter three examines the benefits of ICT for the...

  • Presentation  |   2014

    Connectivity in Central Asia- Markets, Infrastructure, and Policy Options for Enhancing Cross‐Border Connectivity

    Author(s): Ruddy, Michael

    Transport Ruddy, Michael Download PDF International bandwidth fiber infrastructure INTERNET Telecommunications broadband connection International connectivity fiber optic transmission ICT HARMONIZATION All Presentation Terabit Consulting 2014-01-01 00:00:00 Asian...

  • Report  |   2011

    A Study of International Transport Corridors in OIC Member Countries

    Author(s): PGlobal Global Advisory and Training Services

    The Study on Transport Corridors in OIC Member Countries is an assessment of the role and importance of transport corridors (TC) in contributing to economic growth and cooperation, trade and regional integration with a view to identify a policy framework among the 57 OIC member countries. It has conducted in order to present and to discuss...

  • Working / Technical Paper  |   May 2018

    MPFD Working Paper on Public-Private Partnership for Cross-border Infrastructure Development

    Author(s): Verougstraete, Mathieu

    Cross-border infrastructure networks are critical for improving regional connectivity, their financing has however been challenging. This paper examines whether Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) may contribute to their development and reviews experience with this type of financing arrangements in the energy, transport and telecommunication...

  • 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...

  • Report  |   2014

    ECO Regular Monitoring of Trucks/NELTI 3- Final Report

    Author(s): International Road Transport Union ; Economic Cooperation Organization

    Based on the analysis of data collected in 2011-2012 on road transport conditions for commercial cargo deliveries in all 10 ECO Member States, the “ECO Regular Monitoring of Trucks/NELTI-3”. Final Report identifies specific barriers in the ECO region that impede road transport from playing its key role in society. The report notably reveals that...

  • Report  |   2015

    The Economics and Policy Implications of Infrastructure Sharing and Mutualisation in Africa

    Author(s): Marino Garcia, Jose ; Kelly, Tim

    In developing countries, governments know the importance of broadband for development and promoting broadband as a way to boost knowledge in society has now entered the political agenda. Infrastructure sharing is one of the main trends in broadband infrastructure deployment. In developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, there is a...


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