Acknowledgements

This Report has been written collaboratively, drawing on insights and contributions from a range of Commissioners and their organizations. The views contained in this report do not necessarily reflect the position of the Broadband Commission, or the views of all Members of the Broadband Commission or their organizations. The Commissioners Insights reflect the views of their authors and do not reflect the views of the Broadband Commission.


The report has been compiled and written by John Garrity. Christopher T. Cabardo contributed background research. From the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), BDT Director Doreen Bogdan-Martin provided overall coordination, Nancy Sundberg and Anna Polomska provided direction and guidance, Sarah Parkes provided editorial review, Youlia Lozanova and Martin Schaaper provided data.


We wish to thank the following people for their contribution and/or kind review (by alphabetical order of institution, Commissioner, followed by alphabetical order of surname):


  • America Movil (Commissioner Dr. Carlos M. Jarque);
  • Bharti Airtel (Himar Arjun Singh);
  • Carlos Slim Foundation (Co-Chair Mr. Carlos Slim);
  • CITC (Commissioner ,
  • Digicel (Commissioner Mr. Denis O’Brien, and David Geary);
  • Ericsson (Commissioner Mr. Börje Ekholm, Stephen Carson, Heather Johnson, Richard Moeller and Hans Ovesen);
  • European Commission (former Commissioner Mr. Andrus Ansip, and Lars-Erik Forsberg);
  • EUTELSAT IGO (Commissioner Mr. Piotr Dmochowski-Lipski, and Estelle Schnitzler);
  • Facebook (Commissioner Mr. Kevin Martin, and Chris Hemmerlein);
  • GSMA (Commissioner Mr. Mats Granryd, Kalvin Bahia, Genaro Cruz, Lauren Dawes, Belinda Exelby and Claire Scharwatt);
  • Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) (Commissioner Mr. Keng Thai Leong, and Angela Wibawa);
  • Inmarsat (Commissioner Mr. Rupert Pearce, and Donna Murphy);
  • Intelsat (Commissioner Mr. Stephen Spengler, and Jose Toscano);
  • ITC (Commissioner Ms. Arancha Gonzalez, and James Howe);
  • ITSO (Commissioner Mr. Patrick Masambu and Renata Brazil David);
  • Kenyatta University (Commissioner Dr. Speranza Ndege);
  • KT Corp (Commissioner Dr. Chang-Gyu Hwang, Byunkgi Oh, Ilbum Chun, Sun-Young Kim and Jessie Kim);
  • MTN (Commissioner Rob Shuter)
  • Nokia (Commissioner Mr. Rajeev Suri and Julia Jasinska);
  • Ooredoo Group (Commissioner Dr. Nasser Mohammed Marafih);
  • Samena Telecommunications Council (Commissioner Mr. Bocar Ba, and Imme Philbeck);
  • The World Bank (Commissioner Ms. Kristalina Georgieva);
  • UNCTAD (Commissioner Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Evelyn Benitez, Torbjorn Fredriksson and Christopher Michael Garroway);
  • UNESCO (Vice-chair focal point Mr Moez Chakchouk, Mr Guy Berger, Mr. Borhene Chakroun, Mr. Jo Hironaka, Ms. Elspeth McOmish, Mr. Mark West)
  • UNDP (Commissioner Mr. Achim Steiner, Marcos Neto and Minerva Novero);
  • UN Women (Commissioner Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka)
  • Verizon (Commissioner Mr. Hans Vestberg, and Nicole Karlebach);
  • World Wide Web Foundation (Commissioner Mr. Adrian Lovett, and Sonia Jorge).