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ITU releases 2017 global information and communication technology facts and figures
July 31, 2017

By ITU New data released by ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), show that 830 million young people are online, representing 80 per cent of the youth population in 104 countries. ITU’s ICT Facts and Figures 2017​ also shows a significant increase in broadband access and subscriptions with China leading the way. This much-anticipated…Read More->

World Bank Group, ITU and CPMI launch ‘Financial Inclusion Global Initiative’
July 28, 2017

By ITU A new global programme to advance research in digital finance and accelerate digital financial inclusion in developing countries, the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative, has been launched by the World Bank Group, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The three-year programme focuses on…Read More->

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