Tag Archive: ICT4D

Jul 02 2014

Snapshot: 2014 update on the state of telecoms in the Caribbean

An update of fixed-line, mobile/cellular and fixed-broadband Internet take up across select Caribbean countries, as of 2013. This year, 2014, marks our fourth review of telecoms services take up across the Caribbean, in terms of subscriptions density. Table 1 lists the countries that were included in the exercise, which we have increased from 17 to …

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May 23 2014

How open is the Caribbean to FOSS, Open Data and Open Standards?

Last year, UNESCO commissioned a comprehensive situation review of FOSS, Open Data and Open Standards across 17 countries in the Caribbean. The final report has been made publicly available. Today’s technology, especially ICT, has been breaking down traditionally held barriers and norms, and to varying degrees, it has been ushering in an environment of greater …

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Apr 30 2014

Snapshot: 2014 update of ICT network readiness in the Caribbean

A 2014 update of our Snapshot series on network readiness, and the extent to which countries in the Caribbean are leveraging ICT to improve their competitiveness. The World Economic Forum (WEF), in conjunction with INSEAD and Cornell University, two of the world’s top business schools, have edited and released the annual network readiness assessment, the …

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Mar 14 2014

After 25 years, 5 predictions on the future of the Internet

To recognise the 25th anniversary of the Internet, we highlight some thoughts and ideas on what life and the Internet might be like in 2025. On 12 March 2014, the Internet celebrated its 25th anniversary. On that day in 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote a paper proposing an “information management” system that conceptualized the World …

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Dec 20 2013

Why are entrepreneurship and innovation so limited in the Caribbean?

Examination of key findings from a World Bank report that discusses entrepreneurship and innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Over the past three or so years, there has been a growing focus on entrepreneurship and innovation in the Caribbean. Across the region, many initiatives have been executed that aim to nurture those two areas, …

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