Developing countries must boost broadband: U.N.
Posted in: Digital Divide at 24/10/2009 18:46
Developing countries risk missing out on the benefits of information technology because of their lack of broadband infrastructure, a U.N. agency said, reports Reuters.
Lack of broadband Internet access deprives countries of the possibility of building up offshoring industries, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in a report late on Thursday.
It also prevents people from tapping into all the advantages of mobile phones, whose use is exploding in poor countries.
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