Category: Digital Economy


Bringing internet to the other half of the world

Low internet penetration is particularly acute in the developing countries. While 81% of the population in the developed world are already using the internet, only 45% in the developing countries can do so.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: UK coverage, monetizing 5G and Nokia

Scott and Iain from Light Reading are joined by returning special guest, telecoms analyst William Webb this week. They start by looking at the latest coverage aspirations for the UK market, move on to look at how much progress the industry is making towards monetizing 5G now that it has been launched and conclude with an analysis of Nokia’s latest earnings announcement.

Libra attempts to placate everyone else

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency has received almost universal push-back since its announcement, so now it’s looking for ways to placate its critics.

BT insists the future is more than just 5G

It might be dominating the headlines, demanding the lion’s share of CAPEX and a fresh opportunity to show some sort of innovation, but BT has reiterated the message that the future is more than just 5G.

Libra partners stampede for the exit

Visa and Mastercard are among a group of partners in Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency venture to decide the whole thing is too risky.

OECD weighs in on digital taxation saga

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has put forward its own proposals on new tax regimes in the digital economy as the threat of fragmentation lingers.

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