Resource A New Model for Rural Connectivity
Type Scoping study, Desk study, Survey
Last update: 24/12/2010
Type: Scoping study, Desk study, Survey
Language English
Year of publication: 2006
Authors: Al Hammond & John Paul,
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Summary The start of the 21st century may well be remembered as the turning point when providing telecommunications services to the rural parts of developing countries became not only technically and financially feasible, but also a strong priority among governments, development agencies, and the private sector. What is emerging is a new model that can harness the expanding power of wireless networks, low-cost technology, and entrepreneurship to create community-based communication networks and to provide over these networks a range of value-added services. The result is an opportunity to expand markets for telecommunication services, to empower local communities, and to expand economic capacity and commerce in rural areas.
Role Organisation
Network Organisation organisation details ICT for Development
List Keywords
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 220 Communications  
1.2 Institutional dimension Knowledge Management & Communication