Accelerating Digital Infrastructure for Development: Background Note for the G20 Ministerial Declaration: A Digital Agenda for Development

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May 2020
This document discusses ways in which sharing passive and active infrastructure within and/or across sectors can enhance quality and price-based digital services competition. Passive infrastructure sharing within the telecommunications sector and with other sectors such as transport, water, and energy enables faster digital infrastructure deployment and minimizes inefficient duplications. As sharing active and passive infrastructure enables savings--or revenues--and efficiencies for all participating infrastructure operators, such resources can be allocated to offer innovative and/or more affordable digital services.