For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population is using the Internet. Of all regions, the strongest growth has been reported in Africa, where the percentage of people using the Internet increased from 2.1 per cent in 2005 to 24.4 per cent in 2018, according to ITU data.
Support efforts to match current skills with the new jobs created, as a result of the rapid technological developments, has become a priority.
ITU News caught up with Mihailo Jovanovic, Director of the Office for Information Technologies (IT) and eGovernment, Government of the Republic of Serbia, for insight into how the country is moving forward with the help of ICTs.
The ITU's May 2019 workshop titled “ICT Infrastructure as a Basis for Digital Economy” is outlined in The Outcome Report of the Workshop for Europe and CIS on ICT Infrastructure as a Basis for Digital Economy, which highlights discussions surrounding 5G network implementation and development and other digital economy technologies.