The Connectivity plays an integral role as Governments are pushed for bridging the digital divide

The latest OECD report found out that narrowing up the divide or gap will ensure shaping up of the economies as well as societies’ post the COVID-19 stages. Nations around the globe have been on the mission of bridging up the whole digital rift with the all-round internet affinity playing the most integrated role as for the remotest working as well as having the best learning curve amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic issue.

However, still Pandemic has thrusted up certain space with regards to the digital rift within the 37-Member Bloc as well as emerging economies. As per the statistics from Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development as well as latest Digital Economy Outlook, the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have all reported a cumulative 60 percent expansion within the traffic since the Pandemic has commenced as millions of individuals worked remotely from their home and students learnt online.

The report also garnered valuable information that even within the OECD, the overall share for the fixed broadband subscriptions have varied broadly in general. The South Korean territory as well as Japan, who have the sophisticated digitalized economies as well as are the smartest cities globally, have higher adoption rates of 82 and 79 percent correspondingly.

The other emerging economies lag a lot behind with meagre below 5 percent adoption rates as witnessed comparatively in case of Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Israel as well as UK. The rural areas are selectively underserved.

It also found and compiled that typically in general the OECD nations have twice as much as level of a higher swiftness smartphone mobility internet-based subscriptions per individuals as well as have three times the amount of fixed broadband subscriptions as considered then the other non-OECD nations.

The Deputy General Secretary of OECD Ulrik Knudsen stated further that the “Digitalized technology had benefitted the nations within the Bloc for avoidance of a whole standstill within the COVID-19 Pandemic turmoil, as well as had empowered them in enhancement of their overall learning curve regard the virus, thrusting in more efforts for a probable vaccine bail out as well as in pursuing to curb the further development of the Pandemic. They are also at the brink of fully digitalized shift as well as in shaping up of their economies as well as societies post the COVID-19 phase that will also be dependent upon how well it can be progressive as well as aid in curbing the dissimilarities or bridging the gap created over period of time.”

The report further stated that “The significant point of the axis for a surging Digitalized economy is within the fact that there is huge rise within the online sales as well as share of the overall Sales.

The current Digitalized outlook witnessed that the OECD economies had a 113 better-swifter mobile internet subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, that has surged up from 32 per 100 a decade before and as of the June 2019 records. Wherein the Non-OECD nations, meanwhile suffer drastically thereby having huge digital divide with just 60 subscriptions for such services per the same 100 inhabitants.

The net share of individuals utilizing the E-Government Services has surged up from 43 percent within the 2010 to 58 percent in nine years as observed within 2019. Only a quarter of establishments with extra ten or more employees across the OECD bloc registered online sales formerly as the pandemic, while a third acquired cloud computing services as well as in excess than half had got a social media existence.

The OECD’s references to enhancement of the digital services comes subsequently post the International Monetary Fund commended governments and institutions to speed up their digitisation efforts.


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