Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] Improving Access Via Mobile Telephony

2003-11-17 Thread William Lester
Congratulations! Fola Odufuwa has got it exactly right, IMHO. As we look for what was referred to in some previous posts as 'narrowband' solutions, the evolution of the mobile phone from a simple audio communication device to an internet gateway may prove to be the answer. While we won't get the

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

2003-11-17 Thread Richard Koman
Sorry for piping up without an intro, but I just returned from Uganda. There community radio stations offer an email service to rural listeners. Friends can email you care of the radio station and, at a designated time, the radio will alert everyone who has received an email. The charge for

[GKD-DOTCOM] What's on the Horizon?

2003-11-17 Thread Global Knowledge Dev. Moderator
Dear GKD Members, During the past three weeks, GKD members have discussed a number of intriguing technical solutions to bringing access to underserved communities, several of which have demonstrated promise in the field. Especially noteworthy are various forms of wireless connectivity, in

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

2003-11-17 Thread Venkatesh (Venky) Hariharan
In India, we have the public call offices (PCOs) -- essentially manned telephone booths where the revenues are shared between the telco and the PCO operator. There are more than 600,000 of these PCOs across the country. There are many Community Information Centres where one can access the Internet