NJFX joins ITU group to bridge digital divide

NJFX joins ITU group to bridge digital divide

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NJFX has become an official member of the UN's ITU Development (ITU-D) Sector, helping to bring connectivity to underserved areas.

ITU-D Sector is one of the three sectors of the ITU, and takes responsibility for creating policies, regulation and providing training programs and financial strategies in developing countries.

It fosters international cooperation to provide the creation, development and improvement of telecommunication equipment and networks in developing countries and coordinates technical cooperation and assistance activities.

ITU predicts that as many as 3.7 billion people remain unconnected to the internet, creating a global digital divide that requires address.

“NJFX is proud to be an ITU-D Sector member and bring awareness and expertise to this critical need of getting the rest of the world internet access, wherever they live and whatever their conditions, online,” said Gil Santaliz (pictured), NJFX founder and CEO.

“To become a Sector member, we received US Department of State scrutiny and approval. We are appreciative of our membership status with the ITU as they strive to improve access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) to underserved communities worldwide.”

NJFX is the only cable landing station colocation campus in the US offering tier 3, carrier-neutral data centre capabilities. It hosts some of the world’s largest tier 1 IP providers including Altice, Cogent, Lumen, Hurricane Electric, Tata, Telia, Verizon and Zayo.

In November the group will convene at the World Telecommunication Development Conference to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where it will set the stage for the next phase of its initiative.






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