Re: [GKD] Non-profit Local Wireless Networks

2002-05-15 Thread Venkatesh \(Venky\) Hariharan
I am with Media Lab Asia (www.medialabasia.org) and we are exploring the use of 802.11 technology for rural networks. However, we envisage these as small village telcos that will be set up by rural entrepreneurs. Decades of experience with Universal Service Obligation etc makes it clear that the

[GKD] RFI: Pico Hydro Power and ICT Deployments

2003-10-14 Thread Venkatesh (Venky) Hariharan
Has anyone on this list come across a deployment of ICT specifically meant for powering computers in rural areas? I would be interested in hearing about this. Thanks, Venky ***GKD is solely supported by EDC, a Non-Profit Organization*** To post a message, send it to: [EMAIL

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

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

2003-11-26 Thread Venkatesh (Venky) Hariharan
1. What new high impact technologies are on the 3-year horizon? Who (exactly) needs to do what (concretely) to make those technologies widely available? It seems to me that most of the component technologies needed for deploying ICT in rural areas are already in place. What really needs to be