Broadband Commissioners at the GSMA 2023 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona is an annual gathering organized by GSMA, dedicated to connectivity and mobile ICTs, and is considered the “largest and most influential event for the connectivity ecosystem.” 

This year’s themes cover topics from 5G Acceleration, Reality+ and OpenNet to FinTech and Digital Everything.  

Broadband Commissioners along with industry leaders, influencers and innovators will gather to discuss the future of the connectivity industry, covering topics like the digital policy frameworks, digital inclusion, artificial intelligence and much more.  

Broadband Commissioners at MWC23:

Representatives from Huawei, Meta, MTN, UNDP, UNESCO, Verizon, ZTE & more will also be in attendance! 

Stay tuned for updates on the session outcomes & follow the live broadcast here

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Broadband Commissioners at the 2024 WEF Annual Meeting in Davos

Many Broadband Commissioners attended the WEF Annual Meeting this year to bring the issues of digital inclusion, new technologies as a driving force for the economy and society and universal connectivity center stage. Covering topics from, the future of AI, e-government services, space connectivity and more, they presented insightful discussions and shared innovative strategies aimed at closing the digital divide and promoting equal access to the internet as a means of advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Commissioners at COP28 promote Green Digital Action

Many members of the Broadband Commission and representatives of their entities participated in COP28, including the Honourable Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Ms Doreen Bogdan- Martin, Ms Rabab Fatima, Ms Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Mr Filippo Grandi and others. Below are selected events highlighting their participation and contributions to the conference in the area of ICT for Development (ICT4D).


Making the case for digital connectivity for MSME’s at UNCTAD e-Week

On 7 December 2023, the Broadband Commission Working Group on Connectivity for MSMEs, co-chaired by ITC and GSMA, hosted an in-person session at UNCTAD eWeek to explore the findings of their recent report, “Making Connectivity Work for MSMEs”, and discuss how improved uptake and usage of digital connectivity, especially for e-commerce, supports development.