ITU joins forces with the Broadband Foundation to assist South Eastern European countries in mapping broadband infrastructure and services, and identifying investment opportunities.
ITU and the Broadband Foundation jointly launched a project to assist countries in South Eastern Europe to map broadband infrastructure and services to help countries advance their digital transformation.
The project will help advance the digital transition of the Western Balkans into a digital economy to bring the benefits of digital transformation to all. Beneficiary countries of the project are Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine.
“Today 3.6 billion people remain totally unconnected from the online world,” said Ms Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau. “This project is launched at a critical time in human history. The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically illustrated the vital and essential importance of connectivity. Broadband access for all is crucial to ensure that every country and every citizen can reap the benefits that technology can offer and advance digital transformation through meaningful connectivity.