The U.N. agency overseeing the United Nations’ universal mobile communications system is planning to set aside $3 billion in 2018 to pay companies for installing devices that will make it easier for people to get mobile data from the Internet.
The agency said Monday that it will use the money to build “more robust” networks and expand the range of devices that people can access in their homes, offices, businesses and other public places.
The money is part of a $60 billion U.F.O. strategy called “Global Mobile Internet,” which is designed to help people access and share content online more easily.
But the money will also be used to upgrade existing systems.
plan is intended to encourage more companies to build out the devices that can connect people to the Internet, while also bolstering existing networks.
The plan calls for building “mobile infrastructures that are more resilient and adaptable to new challenges.”
It’s part of an ambitious effort to make sure that the world can be more mobile, and it comes as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is pushing to build a network of 5G wireless technology around the country.
The plans will be announced at a meeting of the International Telecommunications Union next week.
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