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$428bn investment needed to connect all of humanity

Some R7.1 trillion is required to connect nearly half of the world’s population that has never used the Internet, estimates an International Telecommunication Union study.

14 Sep

ITU Connect2Recover to boost Africa’s post-COVID connectivity

The International Telecommunication Union’s Connect2Recover initiative aims to expand access to affordable and reliable connectivity in Africa.

Aug 7, 2020

Women hardest hit by digital divide during COVID-19

An International Telecommunication Union report shows access to ICT has a major impact on women's ability to prepare for, survive and recover from disasters.


ITU introduces new global guidelines to protect kids online

The International Telecommunication Union’s guidelines consist of four parts tailored to key audiences: children, parents and educators, industry and policymakers.

Jun 23, 2020

Africa needs accelerated ICT, renewable energy investment

UNESCO’s Dr Huber Gijzen encourages investment in renewable energy and ICT infrastructure on the continent, to boost education efforts.


Africa recycles less than 0.1% e-waste

Data from the International Telecommunication Union reveals Africa’s shortcomings on e-waste management, with less than 0.1% recycled.


Internet uptake lags despite falling broadband prices

The International Telecommunication Union finds prices for telecoms services continue to decline but do not translate into rapidly increasing Internet penetration rates.

May 5, 2020

As COVID-19 continues, ITU calls for digital solutions

The International Telecommunication Union’s second annual innovation competition calls for digital solutions that can be nurtured to scale and assist communities.


Criminals exploit crucial COVID-19 SMSes to commit fraud

WASPA advises SA’s mobile users to exercise caution and their own common sense when receiving messages on their mobiles related to the virus.

Mar 20, 2020

ITU seeks to maintain vital communications during COVID-19

The International Telecommunication Union sets out a strategy to enable and ensure communication availability during the phases of disaster.


ICT sector sets 2030 emission-reduction targets

The ITU reveals the ICT industry has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030.

Jan 23, 2020

ITU introduces Broadband Transforming Lives campaign in Davos

The global broadband body examines new financing models that would help accelerate “meaningful universal connectivity” across the world.

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