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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

ITU Telecom World 2018

The Broadband Commission set seven goals by 2025

The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development reduced the goal of the affordability threshold of broadband services, from less than 5% to less than 2% of the monthly gross national income per capita. The change in the objective, results in a smaller number of countries that meet the affordability threshold in the report "The State of broadband". For the affordability of fixed broadband, 73 countries achieved the new goal, and 122 countries have not yet achieved it. In the case of mobile broadband, 109 countries reached it, and 86 countries still have not.

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Chile · Mobile · Spectrum03/08/2020

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