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Over half of world's population does not use Internet – UN

Nov 23, 2016 - 12:07 AM

One problem is the cost of fixed broadband access which has fallen globally over the last decade but remained clearly unaffordable in many of the world s poorest countries

INTERNET. More than half the world's population does not use the Internet according to a United Nations report. Image from Shutterstock

EU, Brazil agree to cooperate on ultra-fast 5G

Feb 23, 2016 - 8:59 PM

The agreement signed in Barcelona sets out goals on common 5G standards and research as well as timeframes for introducing the new technology

5G TEAM-UP. German EU Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, Guenther Oettinger, reads a document on Human Rights in Polish 'Praw czlowieka' at the start of the weekly meeting of the European commission in Brussels, Belgium, January 12, 2016. Photo by Olivier Hoslet/EPA

57% of world population still offline

Sep 23, 2015 - 11:43 AM

More public private partnerships should be able to address the digital divide particularly in developing countries ICT experts say

Bring SMEs to the global arena – UN-ITU chief

Sep 22, 2015 - 2:34 PM

International Telecommunication Union Secretary General Houlin Zhao says information and communications technology can help make micro small and medium enterprises more prominent in the world stage

Rules on mobile broadband's advertised speed out by November

Sep 16, 2015 - 8:22 PM

The National Telecommunications Commission is looking at a minimum advertised speed that is slower than fixed broadband s 256 kbps for mobile broadband services

FEEDBACK. NTC officials hear inputs from the private sector, industry groups, and civil society organizations regarding the circular on mobile broadband services. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz / Rappler

NTC to start testing telcos' fixed broadband speed

Sep 12, 2015 - 4:35 PM

Starting next week the National Telecommunications Commission will monitor if Internet service providers are complying with new rules on minimum broadband speed

BROADBAND TESTING. By definition, ISPs will not be able to say they provide broadband unless they give consumers at least 256 kbps. Photo from Agence France-Presse

NTC eyes new rules on minimum speed for mobile broadband

Aug 18, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The National Telecommunications Commission is targeting the promulgation of the new rules by November

Smart called out for 5G technology ads

Aug 21, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Smart s 5G looks to be the equivalent of previously accepted 4G speeds from a definition 4 years prior before a policy change muddied the waters

BRINGING 5G? An advertisement on Smart's website announces the arrival of 5G LTE-Advanced technology. Screen shot from Smart website. aims to bring Internet to all

Aug 21, 2013 - 5:25 PM

Internet org aims to bring the Internet to everyone

INTERNET.ORG'S GOALS. is a global partnership that aims to speed up Internet adoption around the world. Screen shot from

Internet users and the free and open Web

Dec 08, 2012 - 12:38 PM

An Internet devoid of freedom and openness has far reaching implications that impacts everyone

ONLINE REGULATION. When the threat of Internet regulation looms, how will you react?

Showdown set on bid to give UN control of Internet

Oct 29, 2012 - 3:36 PM

When delegates gather in Dubai in December for an obscure UN agency meeting fighting is expected to be intense over proposals to rewrite global telecom rules to effectively give the United Nations control over the Internet

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PPP to hike broadband penetration in PH - Google exec

Oct 09, 2012 - 4:34 PM

Google Vice President for Infrastructure Eric Brewer urges PH to undertake broadband network project through PPP scheme