Turning today’s Youth into Tomorrow’s Leaders

  • Editorial Team

Abstract

The uptake of information and communication technologies (ICTs) continues to grow exponentially worldwide. The two notable trends that are getting more
and more people connected are: 1) the ubiquity of mobile phones, and 2) the rapid increase in mobile-broadband services. The number of mobile phone subscriptions worldwide is close to 7 billion, and more than half of these are in the Asia Pacific region1 . Moreover, mobile broadband is the ICT service displaying the sharpest growth rates. By the end of 2014, the number of mobile-broadband subscriptions will reach 2.3 billion globally, almost five times as many as just six years earlier (in 2008). Fifty-five per cent of these mobile-broadband subscriptions are in developing countries. The steep increase in mobile-broadband subscriptions reflects the surge in mobile devices capable of accessing the Internet (smartphones and tablet computers), and the launch of high-speed mobile networks and services (3G and above) in many developing countries.

Published
2019-01-09
How to Cite
Team, E. (2019). Turning today’s Youth into Tomorrow’s Leaders. The Journal of Development Communication, 25(1-2), 55-67. Retrieved from http://jdc.journals.unisel.edu.my/ojs/index.php/jdc/article/view/102