IFC's Priorities in Telecoms, Media, and Technology

We work to extend the availability of technologies that help promote sustainable growth and social inclusion.

IFC’s long-term commitments in telecommunications and information technology totaled $541 million for our own account in the fiscal year ended in June 2016. Our clients ranged from tech start-up firms to global mobile operators.

As one of the leading development financiers in the sector, we focus on facilitating better broadband connectivity, supporting infrastructure sharing models, and partnering with mobile operators as they expand their networks to new areas, especially in fragile and frontier markets.

 

IFC’S FOCUS AREAS IN TELECOMS, MEDIA, AND TECHNOLOGY ARE:

Broadband Development

We work with companies to increase broadband connectivity, focusing on areas with more potential for sustainable and inclusive development impact.


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Infrastructure Sharing

We support telecoms infrastructure sharing as a way to reduce companies’ costs, create stronger competition, and minimize environmental impact.


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Mobile @ Frontier

IFC helps mobile operators expand networks and upgrade services to reach all areas and population groups, especially in challenging environments.


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FinTech

IFC supports the development of new technologies that contribute to greater access to financial services.


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