Over half of the world’s population — an estimated 4.3 billion people — now use the Internet, and 90 percent of all people are covered by at least basic data services. Some countries have very high levels of internet usage; the members of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a group of advanced economies, have 84 percent individuals using the internet. Some countries, such as Iceland or South Korea, count almost everyone as users. But what of the rest of the world? What holds back about half of the world’s population from using the internet?
In Malaysia, regulatory reforms are beginning to shape the trajectory of the digital economy to unleash ultrafast internet. The result has been beneficial to Malaysians, especially within the confines of a market with low adoption of fiber internet services in the past decade, compared to its regional peers. But now things are changing. The country’s broadband market is rapidly moving to become more accessible, with increased competition and better quality services – which could potentially expand the digital economy to provide the benefits of economic growth, job creation and social inclusion.
See full tender here: #1178000 Energy Acces for the Urban Poor Program case study on low-income community
Expression of Interest Deadline: 04-Jun-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (EST)
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Tender notification: # 1178000
• ZA – South Africa
• LK – Sri Lanka
• PH – Philippines
• MY – Malaysia