Connecting digital lives
Digitalisation is changing everyday life
Digitalisation is viewed as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the basis for amazing new services and business models that are transforming the world, providing access to digital education and knowledge on an unprecedented global scale. Therefore, connectivity is a necessary element to empower people and the key to social inclusion.
Digital divide. Connecting the unconnected
Digitalisation must be an inclusive process that ensures everyone has the opportunity to participate in a connected world. In this regard, connectivity is a necessary element to empower people and the key to social inclusion. However, without reliable, high-speed infrastructure, people cannot benefit from huge opportunities coming from the new ways to create, communicate and collaborate.
Innovation to deliver the access to infrastructure
In order to get people connected it is necessary to find innovative ways to deploy networks, enable the creation of relevant digital services and equip users with basic digital skills to benefit from them. A variety of initiatives from the private and public sectors are required to close the connectivity gap by taking action on both the supply and demand sides.
Connectivity is the first requirement to enter the digital world. But current technologies and business models are not able to satisfy ubiquitous connectivity nor the growing demand of new services and devices, and even when technologies and services are available many people remain unconnected.
01. Innovative access networks
The private sector has to develop new ways of how to deploy and manage networks in a sustainable manner, using open standards, new technologies and finding new and collaborative business models that take the best from all the players involved.
03. Foster user adoption
Foster adoption by demonstrating the huge advantages digitalisation brings, implementing demand side initiatives such as improving skills of people, promoting local relevant content and enabling an environment for affordable access.
02. Investment on friendly policies
Predictable and flexible regulations on how networks are developed, with spectrum and tax policies tailored to support investment and usage. They also should allow experimenting new business models in 5G and two sided markets.
04. Develop e-government services
Implement an e-Government strategy, digitalising public services provided by administrations: tax collection, general administrative processes for social security, health, property registry, ID & licenses renewal.
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