Use cases for next generation networks in rural areas

Local businesses

Shops and restaurants can more easily take card payments using point of sale (POS) terminals, boosting sales and facilitating the shift to a cashless society


Farmers can digitally manage their livestock and resources to drive efficiency and productivity gains


Drivers can access live traffic information, online route planners and take hands-free calls on the road, shortening journey times between dispersed rural communities and increasing productivity

Mobile and fixed

Mobile connectivity is linked to improved digital inclusion, which helps people to overcome feelings of isolation, loneliness and boredom


Smartphone record keeping by nurses can reduce their paperwork time by 60%, allowing them to see an extra two patients per day