Global Mobile Subscribers Surpass 7 Billion

New data from TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database reveal that global mobile subscribers have reached 7.1 billion, up from just seven million in 1989, and that the number of mobile lines in service will surpass the world’s population later this year. Even so, regional differences in wireless penetration and subscriber composition leave significant opportunity for growth in some areas.

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Public Open Data

Understanding how public open data — data generated by or in connection with government programs that are available for release to the public — move from government agencies to the public via several different participants and channels.

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Public Governance for Inclusive Growth: Ministerial meeting

Hosted by the Government of Finland in Helsinki, the Ministerial (28 October) will provide an opportunity for Ministers to discuss the pursuit of inclusive growth ‒ policies that can generate growth and jobs, while ensuring that benefits are widely shared ‒ through a public governance angle.

eGovernment in the European Union

The ‪‎ISA‬ programme of the ‎European Commission has published the 2015 version of the eGovernment fact-sheet of the EU. This fact-sheet, aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the ‪‎eGovernment‬ activities in the ‪‎EU.

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Achieving & Sustaining Excellence in Public Services

Today, citizens (customers) have access to a wide array of products and services delivered consistently with a high level of service from the private sector, and they expect a similar level of service from the government.

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‪IoT‬ needs collaboration and ‪‎data‬ sharing, but ‪‎privacy‬ is still a red flag

Collaboration and data sharing will be vital in ensuring that the Internet of Things (IoT) develops in a way that can deliver real benefits in areas such as ‪‎smart cities, but this will also create major new privacy and data-sharing concerns.

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