BELGRADE – Every household in Serbia should have access to high-speed internet by 2020, which would raise the GDP by 1-1.5 pct, Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic said Tuesday.

Opening this year’s regional conference on information and communication technologies, Telfor 2016, he noted the significance of this sector, adding that the EU will by 2020 invest additional 20 bln euros in the development of digital technologies and information networks.

There is a slight but steady increase of the usage of IT technologies in Serbia, with the number of households that own a computer at 65 pct, the number of those with internet access at 64 pct, and those with high-speed internet at 58 pct, he said.

This is not enough, as there is potential for growth, noted Ljajic.