Digital Infrastructure and Applications 2020+

Over the next five to 10 years, another 2 billion people will be online, connected devices will exceed 50 billion and industries will be transformed by new means of gathering and sharing data. This initiative brings together communication and digital service providers, equipment manufacturers, media companies and the public sector to analyse and build recommendations around:

  • Digital infrastructure challenges by 2020 and beyond
  • How to accelerate infrastructure and applications in emerging markets


The aims of this initiative are to facilitate multistakeholder discussions at Forum events and regional workshops, as well as deliver, through a report, an analysis of:

  • The infrastructure and policies necessary to support the next 10 years’ business models and applications
  • How to accelerate the development of infrastructure and applications in emerging markets
  • The best practices from around the world


Key Organizations

  • Akamai Technologies
  • American Tower Corporation
  • ARM
  • AT&T
  • Bharti Airtel
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • China Mobile Communications Corporation
  • Cisco
  • EMC Corporation
  • Facebook
  • GSMA
  • HCL Technologies
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • KPN
  • Kudelski Group
  • Liberty Global
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Millicom International Cellular
  • Ooredoo
  • Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Telefonica
  • Telenor Group
  • VimpelCom
  • YooMee Africa