Over investment in fibre optic networks expensive and unnecessary
2011 Social Impact of Mobiles (SIM) report states affordable internet access will be provided by mobile technology and requires innovative content and pricing
London May 19th 2011. The 2011 SIM Report concludes that the most effective way to provide affordable internet access to the majority of people in emerging economies is to extend the reach and capability of mobile networks. The current policy of focusing on significant investment in fibre access networks is unsustainable given the cost of deployment in rural areas. The report also suggests that greater efforts should be made to increase the amount of content and services that are valued by users as a way of driving the demand for data services and therefore increasing business opportunities.
The Policy Paper Series - Number 12 - May 2011
Making Broadband Accessible For All
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