Tech Policy Trends 2024
Connecting Fiji: The opportunity for growth and prosperity from subsea internet investment
Telecoms and Government Regulators: Top 10 Focus Areas for 2024
Securing the final frontier: British perspectives on commercial defence in space
Does the outcome of WRC-23 Agenda Item 1.5 signify an end to a harmonised approach to sub-1GHz spectrum in Europe?

Tech Policy Trends 2024

How will the next 12 months shape the future of technology, policy, and regulation? Digital innovation is shaping the future of society like never before. In 2023, AI has taken the world by storm, the race to dominate Low Earth Orbit has accelerated, and digital trade has consolidated its position as the key to rapid,…

14 Dec 2023 - Opinion

Connecting Fiji: The opportunity for growth and prosperity from subsea internet investment

The widespread adoption of digital technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, will require investments in digital infrastructure to ensure connectivity and resilience. Collaborations encompassing local governments, private sector actors, telecom carriers, and/or digital firms have often worked to expand digital infrastructure. One successful example is the South Pacific Connect Initiative, which establishes two new transpacific subsea…

7 Feb 2024 - Reports

Telecoms and Government Regulators: Top 10 Focus Areas for 2024

The world of telecommunications is changing. New applications have failed to emerge for 5G or gigabit broadband, with more focus on reliability and ubiquity. Operators and suppliers are financially troubled, laying off staff and selling assets. National sovereignty appears important. AI looks to be disruptive. Regulators and associated government departments need to think differently from…

18 Dec 2023 - Opinion

Securing the final frontier: British perspectives on commercial defence in space

In a statement on 15 January, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of Defence, Grant Shapps, declared that “The era of the peace dividend is over and 2024 will mark an inflexion… and for Britain, this government will continue to invest to deter, lead, and defend”. In a subsequent speech at Lancaster House in London, Shapps highlighted…

19 Feb 2024 - Opinion

Does the outcome of WRC-23 Agenda Item 1.5 signify an end to a harmonised approach to sub-1GHz spectrum in Europe?

As the dust settles following the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23), spectrum regulators and users are taking stock of what the outcomes mean for them. Agenda Item 1.5 focused on the spectrum use and needs of existing services in Region 1 (broadly EMEA) in the 470-960 MHz band, and considered possible regulatory actions in the…

7 Feb 2024 - Opinion

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Access Alert: Saudi Arabia – Pioneering Sustainable Space Endeavours

Access Alert: Saudi Arabia – Pioneering Sustainable Space Endeavours

In an effort to showcase its focus on sustainable space exploration and utilisation, Saudi Arabia hosted the Space Debris Conference in Riyadh on 11-12 February 2024, illustrating its leadership role in advocating for a sustainable approach to space activities. Organised by the Saudi Space Agency (SSA) and co-hosted with the Communications, Space & Technology Commission…

1 Mar 2024 Opinions
FinTech’s Role in SMEs and Inclusive Growth

FinTech’s Role in SMEs and Inclusive Growth

SMEs account for 90% of businesses and 50% of employment globally. However, limited financial access and regulatory complexities prevent these...

29 Feb 2024 Opinions
Tech Policy Trends 2024: Consumer protection – The next battleground for digital pioneers

Tech Policy Trends 2024: Consumer protection – The next battleground for digital pioneers

With technologies emerging and advancing at a rapid pace, tech players are under unprecedented scrutiny for how it impacts consumers’...

28 Feb 2024 Opinions
Access Alert: Advancing pan-African mobile roaming to unlock seamless connectivity and growth opportunities

Access Alert: Advancing pan-African mobile roaming to unlock seamless connectivity and growth opportunities

Digital transformation is accelerating in Africa, driven by the growing adoption of mobile services. According to the World Bank, sub-Saharan...

23 Feb 2024 Opinions

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Connecting Fiji: The opportunity for growth and prosperity from subsea internet investment

Connecting Fiji: The opportunity for growth and prosperity from subsea internet investment

The widespread adoption of digital technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, will require investments in digital infrastructure to ensure connectivity and...

7 Feb 2024 Reports
The Economic Value of A2P SMS in Mexico

The Economic Value of A2P SMS in Mexico

The increased connectivity enabled by digital technologies has changed communication patterns throughout economies and societies and played an important role...

25 Jan 2024 Reports
Telecoms and Government Regulators: Top 10 Focus Areas for 2024

Telecoms and Government Regulators: Top 10 Focus Areas for 2024

The world of telecommunications is changing. New applications have failed to emerge for 5G or gigabit broadband, with more focus...

18 Dec 2023 Opinion
Exploring the Future of Connectivity in Latin America: A Critical Analysis

Exploring the Future of Connectivity in Latin America: A Critical Analysis

In a world where approximately 2.6 billion people remain disconnected, the future of connectivity in Latin America hangs in the...

15 Dec 2023 Reports

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