Bridging digital divide: role of telecommunication sector

Abstract

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) enables socio-economic development in numerous countries. ICT revolution is swiftly spreading across boundaries. However, the vast majority of the world still seems to remain oblivious to connectivity and its vital role towards helping in providing faster economic progress. Still today, developing countries regard this field of technology as too expensive to expand. Therefore, we are compelled to believe that a more affordable solution is needed. ICT is relatively less expensive technology and so would solve many of the problems of the poor regions; especially in rural villages. Its expansion may have far-reaching effects on reducing poverty and Bridging the Digital Divide, like cell phones which creates a way through to bring an end to this technological gap. The aim of this paper is to explore the role of the telecommunication sector for bridging the so-called digital divide.

DOI: 10.1145/1509096.1509204

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@inproceedings{Azam2008BridgingDD, title={Bridging digital divide: role of telecommunication sector}, author={Muhammed Azam}, booktitle={ICEGOV}, year={2008} }