Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161565
Authors: 
Frischtak, Cláudio R.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2017/6
Abstract: 
This paper provides a basic understanding of the nature of emerging key information and communication technologies, and establishes the distance of countries from high-quality access to the internet - the necessary threshold one needs to cross in order to make use of such technologies. The paper underlines the importance of governments creating a more open and competitive environment to attract infrastructure investment (in terms of fibre-optic rings and cable links, among others), and foster rivalry among suppliers of devices and mainly services, thereby benefiting users with lower prices and better-quality services so as to steer societies away from being marginalized by the information and communication technology revolution.
Subjects: 
economic development
innovation
least developed country
technological change
growth
JEL: 
L86
L96
O10
O33
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-230-4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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