Why you should care about indoor mobile connectivity: #SCWSWorld Day 2

When we think about mobile connectivity, the problem is often regarded as one that primarily affects the ‘less-developed’ parts of the world: rural communities, remote industries, and disaster-hit areas. Rarely do we associate a bustling urban hub with problems of low connectivity and poor voice networks. Issues of indoor and urban connectivity are more common…

Overcoming the challenges of urban connectivity

New York – the city where here trendy cafes, luxurious hotels and quirky offices in such bohemian spaces as abandoned warehouses, refurbished attics, lofts and basements compete for space in one of the most progressive metropolises in the world. Surely this city would be a dream to work in. Your fantasies of working in a…

Recognising connectivity as a human right

  Just because a sentence is uttered by Mark Zuckerberg, does not mean it’s true, but when the Founder of Facebook spoke of connectivity being a basic human right, he wasn’t far off the mark. Zuckerberg, in his 10 page argument for the acceptance of connectivity as a human right, refers almost exclusively to bringing…

Digital Disconnect – its impact on the lives of Latin Americans

“I lost the job because they could not call me to say I’m hired” said Pedro who lives in a rural Mexican community, where mobile connectivity is a dream and people have to drive for two hours to make a call from the nearest city.  This continues to be the fate of many rural communities…

Latin America’s Digital Divide

IDG Connect conducts a survey of local business & IT professionals, asking if they felt the Digital Divide across Latin America was improving. More than a requirement, connectivity in the present day & age has become a necessity. Connectivity today ensures access to massive amounts of information and acts as a vehicle for instant communication.…

What Makes Personal Cellular Networks a must have for every rural community?

Ever heard of The- Network-Box (TNIB) technology? Now just about anybody can be their own mobile operator & make or receive calls anywhere in the world.  Today when cellular communications have become ubiquitous throughout the world, there still remains umpteen untouched abodes that have limited access of network coverage or no network coverage at all.…