Unlocking Rural Coverage: Enablers for commercially sustainable mobile network expansion

Friday 22 Jul 2016 | Connected Society | Digital Dividend | Digital Inclusion | English | Global | Report | Resource |

Unlocking Rural Coverage: Enablers for commercially sustainable mobile network expansion image

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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