Annex 1: Examples of network mapping

Even as efforts to digitize economies gain attention and pick up pace globally, requisite broadband connectivity remains far from ubiquitous in most developing and many mature markets. Identifying coverage gaps and prioritizing where fibre-optic and other connectivity assets should be deployed begins with having a comprehensive view of where it already exists. It is for this reason that HIP Consult, created InfraNav, a data visualization and analytics platform designed to map, contextualize and optimize network assets (see Figure A1.4).

Figure A1.4. A sample of InfraNav ICT infrastructure data, including fibre-optic routes, cell towers, microwave links, and earth stations