Broadband for all in Africa will cost US$100-billion - News Summed Up

Broadband for all in Africa will cost US$100-billion


To achieve universal broadband access, African countries will need to bring about 1.1 billion more people onlineLess than a third of Africa's population has access to broadband connectivity and achieving universal, affordable and good quality internet access by 2030 will require a US$100-billion investment. The report suggests that to achieve universal broadband access, African countries will need to bring about 1.1 billion more people online. While the private sector has driven most successful broadband initiatives, public agencies play a crucial role by implementing effective sector regulation, addressing potential market failures, and creating the conditions for an open, competitive broadband sector. This notable drop in costs, especially across Africa, will make it easier for millions around the world to benefit from internet access. Urgent action is required - failure to deliver affordable internet access will drive inequality as those offline are further pushed to the margins of society."


Source: The North Africa Journal October 18, 2019 10:18 UTC



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