Session: Are we Meeting the Challenges of Bringing Content and Access to the World?

Time: 
Tue, 2011-09-27 09:00 - 10:30

Concise Description:
TODAY, THE WORLD HAS SLIGHTLY OVER 2 BILLION USERS OF THE GLOBAL INTERNET. CONTENT IN BOTH ENGLISH AND OTHER LANGUAGES IS GROWING, AND CHANGES IN THE DEVICES ACCESSING THE INTERNET ARE BRINGING INTERNET ACCESS TO USERS IN REGIONS AND COUNTRIES AT AN EXPONENTIALLY RAPID PACE. ACCESS TO THE GLOBAL INTERNET HAS EVOLVED QUICKLY FROM DESKTOP AND WIRED TO AN ALWAYS-ON AND ALWAYS-ACCESSIBLE ENVIRONMENT BASED ON MOBILE DEVICES. SPECTRUM IS PROVIDING A UBIQUITOUS ENVIRONMENT FOR CONNECTIVITY AND INTEROPERABILTY. WIRED/SATELLITE/WIRELESS IS THE NEW ACCEPTED CHALLENGE FOR APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES.
AROUND THE WORLD, MOBILE DEVICES AND WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY COUPLED WITH USEFUL AND INNOVATIVE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS ARE THE NEW DRIVERS FOR USERS AND THEREFORE FOR GOVERNMENTAL POLICY MAKERS. APPLICATIONS DRIVE TRAFFIC DEMANDS AND WE ARE ONLY BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND THEIR IMPLICATIONS. DEVELOPING COUNTRIES HAVE LED THE WAY IN SUCH AREAS AS – E-BANKING, E-HEALTH, AND E-EDUCATION.
THIS WORKSHOP WILL HAVE AS DISCUSSANTS INDIVIDUALS WITH IN-THE-FIELD EXPERIENCE IN MOBILE HEALTH/REMOTE HEALTH DELIVERY, MOBILE/REMOTE EDUCATION, MOBILE FINANCE, INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIVITY PROVIDERS, IXPS AND ISPs SERVING REMOTE AND DEVELOPING AREAS, AND EXPERT ANALYSIS WHOSE STUDIES SHOW THE ECONOMIC IMPACT.

From twitter...


erickamara (Eric Kamara)

I wonder why Snehar Shah has dodged my question on favourable policy for mobile money deployments #IGF11 #101

2 years 30 weeks ago

dukedanny4 (Duke Daniel Odongo )

RT @erickamara: One of the reasons to favour a bank-led model of mobile money deployment vs telco-led is the security that comes from bank setup.#IGF11 #101

2 years 30 weeks ago

erickamara (Eric Kamara)

One of the reasons to favour a bank-led model of mobile money deployment vs telco-led is the security that comes from bank setup.#IGF11 #101

2 years 30 weeks ago

solomonking (Solomon King)

RT @erickamara: Kristin Peterson's living room has better Internet access than South Sudan(a country of about 9m people) #IGF11 #101

2 years 30 weeks ago

erickamara (Eric Kamara)

Kristin Peterson's living room has better Internet access than South Sudan(a country of about 9m people) #IGF11 #101 Access? What access?

2 years 30 weeks ago

dukedanny4 (Duke Daniel Odongo )

RT @erickamara: #IGF11 #101 Mpesa vs Banks.84% of adult Kenyans have mobile phones vs 40% with bank accounts.Approx 30000 Mpesa points vs 1000 bank branches

2 years 30 weeks ago

erickamara (Eric Kamara)

Sending money by hand has gone down from 58% to 32% with the advent of MPesa which accounts for 47% of the market says Safaricom.#IGF11 #101

2 years 30 weeks ago

erickamara (Eric Kamara)

#IGF11 #101 Mpesa vs Banks.84% of adult Kenyans have mobile phones vs 40% with bank accounts.Approx 30000 Mpesa points vs 1000 bank branches

2 years 30 weeks ago

erickamara (Eric Kamara)

Listening to Pankaj Gupta #IGF11 #101 sounds like listening to a Tata Consultancy Services ad!

2 years 30 weeks ago

erickamara (Eric Kamara)

#IGF11 #101 In a room full of suits, I'm the only dude in a T-shirt. Feel like a nun at a stripper's convention!

2 years 30 weeks ago