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No Broken Link : The Vulnerability of Telecommunication Infrastructure to Natural Hazards

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2204
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Other Infrastructure Study
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Sandhu, Himmat Singh
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Raja, Siddhartha
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2019-06-19T20:44:52Z
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2019-06-19T20:44:52Z
dc.date.issued
2019-06
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2020-10-28T10:03:53Z
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The global economy is increasingly digital. The internet and other information and communicationtechnologies (ICTs) are changing the way individuals, businesses and governments operate. Theirresilience to natural disasters, and their ability to recover in the aftermath, is thus critical to the resilience of the economy. This chapter discusses the impact of climate events on various types of digital infrastructure. It highlights key considerations for governments and digital infrastructure owners to make their infrastructure more resilient, while maintaining affordability of services. We find that digital infrastructure is vulnerable to various climate risks, but that technology choices and network design can improve redundancy and resilience of networks, by design. Certain infrastructures warrant greater ex ante investment in their resilience considering their criticality in the broadband value chain (submarine cables or landing stations) while others could follow repair and recovery options (mobile network antennas, poles, and towers). We conclude with recommendations for the public and private sectors, noting that governments and sectorregulators can improve network resilience, and increase coordination given the distributedownership and governance models in the industry.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/951991560791754833/No-Broken-Link-The-Vulnerability-of-Telecommunication-Infrastructure-to-Natural-Hazards
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/31912
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Background paper for Lifelines;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
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DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE
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NATURAL DISASTER
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DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT
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CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
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INTERNET DATA CENTERS
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INTERNET NODES
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RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE
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No Broken Link
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The Vulnerability of Telecommunication Infrastructure to Natural Hazards
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Report
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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/31805 Lifelines main publication
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okr.crossref.title
No Broken Link
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2019-06-19
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Economic & Sector Work
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Economic & Sector Work :: Other Infrastructure Study
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/951991560791754833/No-Broken-Link-The-Vulnerability-of-Telecommunication-Infrastructure-to-Natural-Hazards
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yes
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31166735
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137913
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/951991560791754833/pdf/No-Broken-Link-The-Vulnerability-of-Telecommunication-Infrastructure-to-Natural-Hazards.pdf
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Environment :: Climate Change Impacts
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Environment :: Climate Change and Environment
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Environment :: Natural Disasters
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Information and Communication Technologies :: Information Technology
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Information and Communication Technologies :: Telecommunications Infrastructure
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Infrastructure Economics and Finance :: Infrastructure Economics
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Climate Change-D1-GFDRR-IBRD (GFDRR)

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