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COVID-19 crisis accentuating the need to bridge digital divide
The crisis has accentuated our dependence on digital technologies and exposed the reality of the digital divides between and within countries.
High-speed fibre now makes up half of fixed Internet in nine OECD countries
Overall, fibre broadband connections have increased 3% from 24% to 27% in the space of one year, indicating that it is still a slow process for many countries.
Mobile data usage causes huge demand for mobile broadband
In 2018, broadband subscriptions rose by 8%, or 108 million subscriptions, resulting in mobile broadband penetration reaching just under 110%.
New Zealand rated 'compliant' in OECD tax transparency review
The OECD’s Global Forum issued the rating after examining NZ's laws and practices on the exchange of information with other tax authorities.
AU behind in robot uptake, NZ named IoT leader - report ranks countries on digital tech
The report shows how Australia, New Zealand and other OECD countries are pushing ahead in developing new digital technologies.
Attracting customers a major challenge for SMEs – survey
Over 5,000 exporting SMEs globally were asked to consider the online tools that help them sell internationally.
NZ sitting rosy when it comes to education, OECD report finds
“No other OECD country spends a higher percentage of its public funding on education as New Zealand."
World leaders sign on for digital economy
New Zealand is among countries across the world committing to work together to do more to seize the potential of the digital economy.
Kiwi principals back OCED's proposed education solutions
“The latest report addressing low performing students in OECD countries, including New Zealand, suggests innovative answers that we agree with."
New Zealand sitting pretty on global broadband stage
“These recent OECD statistics reflect the ongoing positive developments we’re making in New Zealand’s connectivity."