Unlocking Rural Coverage: Enablers for commercially sustainable mobile network expansion

July 22, 2016 | Connected Society | Global | Global | GSMA

Closing the mobile coverage gap is not a technical challenge. It is primarily an economic challenge.

Uncovered populations typically live in rural locations with low population densities, low per capita income levels and weak or non-existent enabling infrastructure such as electricity and high capacity fixed communications networks.

This report considers the challenges and opportunities facing operators who seek to connected the remaining unconnected.

 

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