Global Perspectives Suvi Lindén 15.11.2011www.broadbandcommission.org 1
Who ?• A forum consisting of 58 key personalities from industry, government and the UN family. What ?• Advocacy for the importance of broadband infrastructure & services. Why?• Because broadband connections are an essential element in modern society, like roads or electricity. 2 3
Why?Because with Broadband, the MDGs can Bachieved• The MDGs require Through e-services transformational change, the type of change broadband can offer! Health Education Govt - Often developed by users themselves 4
Broadband and economic growth:The Vertical axis shows the %-point rise in *Source: The World Bank (2009)GDP per 10 %-point rise in penetration. 5
Mobile will be crucial for last mile rollout in developing countries 6
Mobile will be crucial for last mile rollout in developing countries: *Source: ITU World Telecommunications/ICT database 7
A fixed line subscription is many times average monthly salary*Source: ITU Measuring the information society 2010 8
Mobile devices are also more affordable…*Source: ITU Measuring the information society 2010 9
The broadband ecosystem The broadband ecosystem
Broadband Summit in Geneva: Four key targets for 2015 1. Making broadband policyuniversal 60% of developing countries should includebroadband in their Universal Access 2. Making broadband affordable entry-level broadband prices should amountto 5 % or less of monthly GNI p.c. indeveloping countries
3. Connecting homes to broadband 40% of households in developing countries should have Internet access 4. Getting people online Internet user penetration should reach60% worldwide, 50% in developingcountries and 15% in LDCs
Find out more:Broadband Commission Reports: available online Report 1: With key recommendations for govt and industry Report 2: Published July 2011 www.broadbandcommission.org 11
New direction in communications policy l Some reasons for the policy change: ü Broadband connections are no longer luxury products but necessary tools in day-to-day life. ü Without adequate communications connections citizens cannot access ü information society services. ü Some telecommunications operators are cutting back services in the fixed copper telecommunications network in rural areas
Information society policy has reacheda point where broadband has become a basic service. That is why everyoneneeds to be guaranteed access to it - it has to become a universal service. In today s information society top quality broadband connections are essential for people s everyday life or business everywhere in the country.
Broadband Deployment in Finland1 Mbit/s by 2010l By July 1st, 2010 every permanent residence must have a reasonably priced access to a fixed or wireless subscriber connection with an average downstream rate of at least 1 Mbit/s.l The rate of 1 Mbit/s has been defined as a universal service but no public funding will be used.
100 Mbit/s by 2015l By the end of 2015 all permanent residences shall be within two kilometres reach of high-speed connection permitting at least 100 Mbit/s connections.l Consumers will acquire their subscriber connection at their own expense.l In built-up areas telecom operators will build high- speed connections on market terms. This will achieve a population coverage of around 95%.
100 Mbit/s by 2015l Extending the coverage to 100% will require that partly subsidised high-speed connections will be built to around 130,000 households in rural areas.l Public aid – two thirds – will be provided by the state, municipalities and the EUl The costs of the project will amount to about 200 million euros, of which telecom operators will pay at least one third.l Implementation in 2009 2015
Intelligent Community by Intelligent Community Forum 1. Broadband Connectivity - New essential utility for economic growth 2. Knowledge Workforce - Creating Economic value through processing & use of information
3. Digital Inclusion - Prevent digital inclusion 4. Innovation - Capacity for economic & social renewalin businesses and citizen services 5. Marketing & Advocacy - Building the vision and communicatingthe competitive values of the community
Public Sector Efﬁciency Productivity Collaboration Digital Agenda