New statistics from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) suggest that while internet connectivity and usage is on the rise, it’s barely making a dent in the digital divide as low-income countries continue to be left behind.
Fixed wireless access (FWA) services are still forecasted to gain traction across Southeast Asia to help bridge the digital divide – but the experience in the Philippines shows that operators shouldn’t take that growth for granted.
Industry body the GSMA said in its new report over 800 million women from low and middle-income countries (LMIC) across Africa, Asia and Latin America, must adopt mobile internet to close the digital gender gap by 2030.
Customers in developing countries are paying up to four times as much for data services when income differences are factored in, according to a new policy brief from the ITU and the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI).
News from several countries across Central and Latin America has emerged in the past few days, with regulators laying out plans for the year to come.