PRESS RELEASE: Internet of Things could be the low-cost ‘connectivity key’ that transforms lives in developing countries

New report from ITU and Cisco Systems throws spotlight on exciting development potential of hyper-connected world

Honolulu, 19 January 2016 – A new report from ITU and networking giant, Cisco, identifies the Internet of Things (IoT) as a major global development opportunity that has the potential to improve the lives of millions and dramatically accelerate progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Launched today at the Pacific Telecommunications Council annual meeting in Hawaii, Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development outlines how IoT could have a major impact in areas such as grassroots delivery of health care and education, positively transforming communities within a time frame that would have been unimaginable even a few years ago.


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