At the dawn of the 5G and the Internet of Everything era, one would easily assume that most people are already well connected with broadband access, especially in urban areas. If things and clothes are becoming connected, then the large majority of humans must naturally be so already?
Apparently not, according to study published today by the Wireless Broadband Alliance(WBA) to mark World Wi-Fi Day. This 2nd edition report presents the findings of research conducted by IHS Markit on behalf of the WBA regarding the state of the urban unconnected population in eight major cities as well as each of their related countries. The report addresses the question as to why there are still many urban unconnected and what initiatives are being taken among the various stakeholders to address this important issue which has wide social, political and economic ramifications.