Telecommunications infrastructure supports a wide array of business, government and economic services, but not all people have access. Obstacles such as the “digital divide” bring challenges to telecom companies, which also proves to be challenging for investors focused on investing in the telecommunications space. This leads to a question: how infrastructure investors are working to bring these services to more people to help grow markets and deliver on the social goal of universal access.
Closing the digital divide
Although digitization speeds up development, helps economic growth, brings people closer together and enables better use of resources, many countries struggle to invest in innovation, digital technologies and infrastructure because they can’t afford to finance it, according to a report from the Wilson Center titled Closing the Digital Divide. Although 70 percent of the population in developed countries purchased goods and services on