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WiFi Phones for Rural Connectivity

June 12th, 2006 · 1 Comment

NextBillion.net writes:

Wireless networks have become the technology of choice for increasing access to phone and Internet services in developing countries. As we detail in our new report, A New Model for Rural Connectivity, they are not only cheaper, easier and faster to deploy than traditional landline alternatives, but also make possible business and service delivery models better adapted to rural, low income communities.

As Wi-Fi and WiMAX technologies enable the rapid expansion of telecommunications into rural developing areas, the market for Wi-Fi equipment will grow significantly. The resulting volumes will drive prices even lower, enabling many customers at the “base of the pyramid” to enjoy the benefits of mobile services for the first time.

Tags: Deeshaa (Rural Development)

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