Three out of every five people are not online, but closure of this gap will require more than just wire and spectrum. The unconnected lack the skills, means or incentives to utilize the Internet.
The senior citizens group is often the one most certain that the Internet has little to offer them, so how can we add significant value to their lives?
There is a business case to be made here; as urban markets are saturating, the rural unconnected represent a massive untapped market for the savvy telco.
A lack of network coverage in many of the world’s remote and underdeveloped regions continues to hold back a significant of people from enjoying the privileges of connected living.
British Telecom is proud to support a range of initiatives around the world designed to make the Internet available to millions of people who otherwise would not enjoy access.
ITU and UNESCO set up the Broadband Commission for Digital Development in 2010 – to advocate for increased access to broadband infrastructure and applications.
dtac has a vision of “Internet for all”, with access expanded to every part of the country. But, “Internet for all” is not as straightforward as it sounds.
Traffic increases among the connected are not yielding enough revenue. However, money can be saved if telcos can work together with their fellow utilities.
Wearable technologies will change both the business models of Internet provision and the everyday particulars of how we access it.