Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] How Much Bandwidth is Necessary?

2003-11-12 Thread Duran, Jorge
My name is Jorge Duran and i work as Senior Technology for Development Advisor at the InterAmerican Agency for Cooporation and Development of the Organization of American States in Washington, DC. The Moderator has asked: 3. Can information distribution centers (e.g., public access

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] How Much Bandwidth is Necessary?

2003-11-12 Thread S Woodside
On Monday, November 10, 2003, Ben Parker wrote: The other major challenge we face in two remote telecentres UNICEF supports in southern Sudan (at least two days from the nearest telephone) is the generators. These need lots of fuel and oil and are prone to breakdown. Regular desktops are much

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] How Much Bandwidth is Necessary?

2003-11-12 Thread Tony Roberts
Simon Woodside wrote: Not only that, but the high cost of a PC or a laptop needs to be considered. A PC is expensive, whether it's connected to high-bandwidth or low. So a substantial sum of the total ICT investment isn't going to change no matter what the bandwidth plan might be. I would beg

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] How Much Bandwidth is Necessary?

2003-11-12 Thread pam.mclean
Ben Parker asked about experiences on solar powered VSAT I don't have time to give details now but can't let the question go by without brief reference to the Solo. It is designed for rural Africa. I saw the second generation prototype during field trials in Oke-Ogun. I undertand that some

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] How Much Bandwidth is Necessary?

2003-11-12 Thread Cliff Missen
Right, Peter! You've extended my argument yet another step past the ICT solution (where I had chosen to end my examples at the border of ICT and non-ICT solutions), and I entirely agree. You can still go into markets in much of the developing world and find someone whose business it is to write