Promoting high-quality broadband networks in G20 countries
Connectivity is an essential pillar of ensuring an inclusive digital transformation.
The COVID-19 health emergency has further accentuated the awareness of how the quality,
capability and resilience of broadband networks are becoming even more critical to
ensure an inclusive society as more and more activities, such as work and education,
are conducted in a remote manner. Therefore, policies aiming to expand connectivity
and increase its quality are of paramount importance. Furthermore, analysing the performance
of networks is crucial to inform policy makers and regulators to identify quality
gaps and design the right policies and regulation towards closing those gaps. This
report focuses on the state of broadband speed quality across the G20 and how to upgrade
the speeds of networks further to spur economic recovery. It identifies existing gaps
and puts forward policies and regulation towards extending high-quality networks and
upgrading the quality of networks.
Published on December 20, 2021