Last Mile Connectivity: Addressing the Affordability Frontier
The Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Internet Operation Technology (APRICOT) took place in Manila in February 2023, attracting over 700 participants from 40 countries. The event featured discussions on various technologies and policies relevant to the operation of the Internet within the region's telecommunications industry.
In the conference's first technical session, Jonathan Brewer presented ADB's working paper titled "Last Mile Connectivity: Addressing the Affordability Frontier." The presentation delved into the concept of Meaningful Connectivity and the challenges faced by rural and remote populations due to geographical and financial constraints. It analyzed the existing access gaps and potential solutions, including technological, regulatory, and investment strategies aimed at bridging digital divides. By emphasizing the importance of last-mile connectivity, the talk encouraged carriers to pursue affordable, resilient, and reliable solutions for their rural and remote communities, fostering a more inclusive digital future.
|Date||Session / Activity||Presentation Material||Speaker(s)|
|31 Dec 2023||Working Paper||Last Mile Connectivity: Addressing the Affordability Frontier|
|31 Dec 2023||Presentation||
Last Mile Connectivity: Addressing the Affordability Frontier — Companion to ADB Sustainable Development Working Paper 83
This presentation gave an overview of the working paper entitledLast Mile Connectivity: Addressing the Affordability Frontier".
|31 Dec 2023||Video||Video Explaining Digital Enterprise Ecosystem and Digital Transformation|