Global Networks 2030: Developing Economies and Emerging Technologies


U.S.-China technology competition is set to intensify in third markets as developing countries decide which communications systems to adopt. China is already advancing its own vision—the Digital Silk Road—and positioning itself to benefit commercially and strategically as populations grow and more of the world comes online. This report identifies key economic trends, emerging technologies, and strategic options for defending global networks through 2030.

This report was made possible by support from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting Co., Ltd.

Jonathan E. Hillman

Laura Rivas