LAST UPDATE: 2021/05/14


Pandemic in the Internet age


 
The world has now passed an unfortunate anniversary – more than 12 months have elapsed since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Globally, the ICT industry has proved to be essential in reducing the negative impacts of this crisis, considering that an enormous range of social and economic activities have shifted from face-to-face to online in a remarkably short period of time.  This report builds on earlier work by ITU and a range of international institutions. It investigates the national, regional, and global responses of the regulatory community and industry stakeholders (policy-makers, national regulatory authorities, network operators/service providers, equipment manufacturers, digital players, governments, academics, international and regional agencies, and civil society). It considers the critical actions and initiatives undertaken early in the pandemic and examines their efficacy and sustainability in the medium and longer-term. It also considers the long-term adaptation of the telecommunication industry to the uncertain and still emerging “new normal”.

Other news

Representatives from Mongolia discuss areas of priorities for ITU support in 2022 and beyond, to harness digital technologies in Mongolia.
Twitter works with news sites to debunk false information
21th Global Symposium for Regulators
Policy practices for e-waste management 2021
Happy World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
Pandemic in the Internet age
ITU JOURNAL FUTURE AND EVOLVING TECHNOLOGIES
Mobile Net Zero – State of the Industry on Climate Action
INTERNATIONAL GIRLS IN ICT DAY 2021
Facebook’s version of Clubhouse competitor is coming this summer