Connected Society Webinar: Closing the Coverage Gap – How Innovation Can Drive Rural Connectivity

Start: Wednesday 18 September 2019 4:00 pm

End: Wednesday 18 September 2019 5:00 pm

Venue: Online webinar

The mobile industry has made incredible progress in delivering internet connectivity around the world. Over 3.5 billion people globally are now connected to mobile internet, and the percentage living outside a broadband network has more than halved since 2014.

Mobile broadband use not only facilitates communication, but also vastly improves access to life-enhancing information and services, and has been proven to drive economic growth.

However, millions of people still do not live within reach of a mobile broadband network. Delivering this connectivity is increasingly becoming an economic challenge, and innovation is needed to reduce the cost and difficulty of deployments.

This webinar will analyse the key findings of the recent report; ‘Closing the Coverage Gap – How Innovation Can Drive Rural Connectivity and will be hosted by the author, Calum Handforth, Senior Insights Manager of the Connected Society programme.

Register your place now at this upcoming webinar where we will explore:

  • The importance of closing the coverage gap in rural and remote locations;
  • The challenges of deploying mobile broadband infrastructure in these areas;
  • Potential innovations and business models that could connect the unconnected.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with Calum Handforth after the presentation.