Achieving Sustainable Internet Access for the Next Billion


While 5G, IoT and other technological advancements are rapidly entering the market in many nations, there are still over three billion people who are not connected to the internet. A majority of those without access are in developing regions where concomitant factors of poor national governance, a dearth of relevant infrastructure, and lack of inward investment, serve to limit the populations’ access to basic connectivity.

This report aims to identify the underlying drivers of lack of internet access and to highlight which companies are making progress in closing the digital divide. Can access be provided profitably and, if so, how can it be achieved in a sustainable manner?

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Availability – Covering the coverage gaps
  • Affordability – the device, the service and everything else
  • Case Study
  • Conclusion & Outlook

Number of Pages: 21
Author: Peter Richardson and Varun Mishra

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