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Despite the great progress in deepening regional connectivity through information and communication technologies, Asia and the Pacific is still the most digitally divided region in the world, with less than eight per cent of the population connected to affordable and reliable high-speed Internet. As a result, millions of people are shut out from transformative digital opportunities in education, health and financial services. Women and girls, in particular, have lower levels of access to broadband Internet and other knowledge-enhancing technologies. The Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway initiative aims to increase the availability and affordability of broadband Internet for all people across Asia and the Pacific.

 

Research Report on the Network Planning for the Greater Mekong Subregion

The Asia Pacific region has witnessed a remarkable growth in ICT interconnection in recent years. According to ESCAP 55.6 per cent of the world`s fixed broadband subscriptions are concentrated in Asia and the Pacific, while the fixed broadband subscription rates of Europe and North America lie at 20.3 per cent and 13.1 per cent respectively However, the broadband development among ESCAP subregions and member countries is uneven.

World in 2050, The Olympics of Innovation

The Olympics of Innovation is a challenge for innovations, research projects, startups, individual solutionists and organizations who are solving key problems in seven categories that impact our world: Future of Humanity, Society, Health & wellbeing, Energy, Travel, Off-world civilizations and, Artistic visions of the future. There is no cost to apply for the challenge.

RailTel Corporation of India Ltd

RailTel Corporation of India Ltd., a Public Sector Undertaking under Ministry of Railways, Government of India was formed in year 2000 with specific purpose of upgradation of Telecommunication of Indian Railways. Exclusive right of way was granted to RailTel under an agreement between the two organisation. In return RailTel has to pay a percentage of revenue to Ministry of Railways. On the other hand RailTel is free to use surplus telecommunication infrastructure in telecom market in India. With this arrangement, RailTel is working successfully and is in profit for several years.

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