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OVERVIEW
DEFINING DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
IMPORTANCE OF INFORMATION ACCESS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND THE INTERNET
PROBLEMS DEVELOPING COUNTRIES FACE
COMMUNICATIONS AND THE VALUE OF INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS
WHY NEW BUSINESS MODELS?
TELECOMMUNICATIONS PENETRATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
COMMUNICATIONS FOR MASS MARKETS IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES
THE DIGITAL DIVIDE – WHAT IS IT REALLY?
CLOSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE – WHY IT MATTERS
WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
CONCLUSION
ROLE OF GSM TECHNOLOGY
MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
ENRICHING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PEOPLE
RICHER COMMUNICATION AND SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY
MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS VERSUS SOCIAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
KEY FACTORS AFFECTING THE SPREAD OF MOBILE PHONES
Communications for All – Is It a Myth?
WHO ARE THE KEY STAKEHOLDERS?
HOW CAN THE DONOR COMMUNITY HELP?
GIVE THE POOR A CHANCE
UNDERSTANDING THE NEEDS OF THE LOW-END CONSUMER SEGMENT
MARKET DEVELOPMENT
THE NEED FOR NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
BEYOND VOICE APPLICATIONS – ENRICHED COMMUNICATION
BEYOND VOICE APPLICATIONS – ENRICHED COMMUNICATION 135
THE FORGOTTEN RURAL POOR USERS
SMART MONEY
MOBILISING MASS MARKET ECONOMIES
MAIN DRIVERS – MASS MARKET COMMUNICATIONS MOBILISATION
SOME KEY WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS
BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
INNOVATIONS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SERVICES
OTHER SERVICE INNOVATIONS
CLOSING ARGUMENTS
PARADIGM SHIFT IN STRATEGIC THINKING
SUSTAINABLE SUBSCRIBER GROWTH
GIVING ACCESS TO RURAL AREAS: KEY TECHNICAL CONSTRAINTS
KEY CHALLENGES FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS
UNDERSTANDING THE VALUE CHAIN
BEST PRACTICES THAT LOWER TCO
BUSINESS MODELS THAT ARE ENABLING MASS MARKETS
GLOBAL TRENDS IN THE ICT INDUSTRY
CONVERGENCE IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES PRESENTED BY THE MOBILE PHONE
SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES TO INNOVATE
THE THINGS WE ALL WANT TO SHARE
CREATION OF SHARED GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS
EXAMPLES OF INTERNET USE FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT
TREND TOWARDS BRIDGING THE RURAL-URBAN INTERNET GAP
TREND TOWARDS BRIDGING THE RURAL-URBAN INTERNET GAP 323
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Business Models for Sustainable Telecoms Growth in Developing Economies

Business Models for Sustainable Telecoms Growth in Developing Economies

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A little more than 3 billion people have access to basic mobile telephony, with 48% living close to or below the poverty line. These people, the so-called ‘mass market’, lack access to basic communications technology. An ongoing issue facing communications providers is how to facilitate and promote communications access to those who live in rural areas of developing economies.

The authors utilize their considerable ‘hands on’ experience of working in successful telecommunications companies in order to address the challenges of creating, facilitating and maintaining sustainable telecommunications growth in developing nations. With this focus in mind the authors present a snapshot of these countries through real life case studies.

Sustainable Telecoms Growth in Developing Economies:

Presents innovative and sustainable business models to address telecommunications adoption in developing countries. Identifies the inherent drivers and barriers in the mass-market adoption of mobile services in developing economies. Discusses the impact and importance of telecoms in developing nations including customer needs and Internet-based services. Highlights the current state of communications in such markets. Includes real-world case studies and interviews with telecoms CEOs from all over the world.

 The author team provides decision makers, professionals, and application developers in IT, telecommunications and media with a thorough understanding of the current state and future evolution of sustainable telecommunications in developing countries. The book will also be of interest to advanced students in electrical engineering and telecommunications, analysts, and consultants with an interest in growing economies.

A little more than 3 billion people have access to basic mobile telephony, with 48% living close to or below the poverty line. These people, the so-called ‘mass market’, lack access to basic communications technology. An ongoing issue facing communications providers is how to facilitate and promote communications access to those who live in rural areas of developing economies.

The authors utilize their considerable ‘hands on’ experience of working in successful telecommunications companies in order to address the challenges of creating, facilitating and maintaining sustainable telecommunications growth in developing nations. With this focus in mind the authors present a snapshot of these countries through real life case studies.

Sustainable Telecoms Growth in Developing Economies:

Presents innovative and sustainable business models to address telecommunications adoption in developing countries. Identifies the inherent drivers and barriers in the mass-market adoption of mobile services in developing economies. Discusses the impact and importance of telecoms in developing nations including customer needs and Internet-based services. Highlights the current state of communications in such markets. Includes real-world case studies and interviews with telecoms CEOs from all over the world.

 The author team provides decision makers, professionals, and application developers in IT, telecommunications and media with a thorough understanding of the current state and future evolution of sustainable telecommunications in developing countries. The book will also be of interest to advanced students in electrical engineering and telecommunications, analysts, and consultants with an interest in growing economies.

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