First ITU/UN ESCAP Interactive Terrestrial Transmission Information Superhighway maps to help bridge digital divide

Powerful digital tool to take stock of ICT metrics

Bangkok, 18 November 2013 – Ground-breaking new maps of the Global Information Superhighway, which will help bridge the digital divide in Asia-Pacific, were today jointly released by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

For the first time ever, the ITU Interactive Terrestrial Transmission/ESCAP Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Maps will show policy makers and investors where the missing links in terrestrial transmission are across the region, assisting ESCAP in its efforts to bring affordable information and communication technology (ICT) and broadband connectivity for all.

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