CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulators, ministries and government bodies recognize that ICTs, including Internet and broadband services, will boost development efforts for many regions around the globe including Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East and Asia/Pacific. As a result, a race to harness technology for purposes of improving the lives of rural and urban, rich and poor citizens alike is well underway, according to Sonia Jorge, Research and Consulting Director and Pyramid's Practice Leader for Regulation & Policy.
"Bridging the digital divide has never been more important for regulators, ministries and government bodies," says Sonia Jorge. Low- and medium-income countries tend to benefit the most from broadband developments, yet access in these countries is inhibited by factors that remain perennial problems such as lack of infrastructure, pricing and low ICT literacy. "Regulatory tools and policy guidelines are but one important step on the way to achieving universal access target, and our presentation highlights how public-private partnerships can be a successful option to implement those goals," she adds.
Introducing Pyramid's Universal Access to Broadband Insight Pack
The Universal Access Insight Pack offers analysis on current trends and best practices in achieving universal access in emerging markets. By combining key access indicators and forecasts with unique insights on current universal access policies and selected case studies, it provides analysis of penetration levels, technologies deployed, usages and programs and strategies to expand access to and use of ICT. The Insight Pack's report is delivered in PowerPoint format and accompanied by an Excel file containing all the data underlying the report and forecasts. It also includes a live webinar session with a Pyramid Research Consultant, giving clients quick and direct insight into key trends.
To learn more, download a template of the report and excel file here.
Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com) offers practical solutions to the complex demands our clients face in the global communications industry. Our analysis is uniquely positioned at the intersection of emerging markets, emerging technologies and emerging business models, powered by the bottom-up methodology of our market forecasts for more than 100 countries – a distinction that has remained unmatched for more than 25 years. As a telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network (www.lrcn.com), Pyramid Research contributes to the only integrated business information platform serving the $4 trillion global communications industry.
The Light Reading Communications Network (www.lrcn.com) combines the most trusted telecom research brands with award-winning online communities and a rich events portfolio to deliver the only integrated business information platform serving the global communications industry. With the power of this platform, leaders who build, deploy, finance and regulate next-generation telecom networks are able to make more informed decisions on emerging market and service opportunities. The Light Reading Communications Network is a division of UBM TechWeb (www.ubmtechweb.com), the global leader in technology media and business information.
Marketing Director, Light Reading Communications Network
617 871 1910
SOURCE Light Reading, Inc.