Vanuatu: connecting the “unconnected” key to future

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Fred Samuel, Chief Information Officer for the Office of the Prime Minister for the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. (ITU video capture)

Developing internet connectivity for the so-called “unconnected” can help impact economic and social development, particularly in the least developed countries.

That’s according to Fred Samuel, Chief Information Officer for the Office of the Prime Minister for the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.

He was speaking at a high-level debate on the future of the ICT industry entitled Telecom World 2014 organized by the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

A recent report by the agency shows that of the 4.3 billion people not yet using internet, 90 per cent live in developing countries.

Mr Samuel told Maximillian Jacobson-Gonzalez that the world needs to find the technology to bridge the digital gap.

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