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5G for Telecom Operators, not consumers

5G is for the benefit of telecomm operators, not us as consumers

By Digital cooperation, Digital divide, Digital inclusion, Mobile NetworksNo Comments

this article is a translation from https://titan.uio.no/teknologi/2020/5g-nettet-er-til-fordel-teleoperatorene-ikke-forbrukerne, created by Bjarne Røsjø, 29Apr2020 in Norwegian Professor Josef Noll, who helped develop the 3G network, is very critical with respect to 5G: «Designed to increase telecom operators’ revenues», he says. Professor Josef Noll at UiO’s Institute of…

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AHERI Community Connectivity project

By Digital inclusion, Internet access, School connectivityNo Comments

Africa Higher Education Research Institute (AHERI) and Basic Internet Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate and collaborate in providing Infrastructure that guarantees affordable access to the Internet and information in unserved and underserved communities. AHERI is a project under Community Initiative Support Services…

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The “Age of Digital Interdependence” report and our contribution

By Digital cooperation, Digital inclusion, Internet accessOne Comment

On 10/6/2019, the UN High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation launched its report “Age of Digital Interdependence”with recommendations where the Basic Internet Foundation, with its DigI project efforts around the word was an ideal epitome for Global Digital Inclusion and building Internet access around community needs….

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“Let me google this for you” – redefining digital literacy

By DigI project, Digital cooperation, Digital divide, Digital inclusion, Internet accessNo Comments

With a very rapid development of Internet technologies, new digital divides on the Internet are emerging. The rapid pace of new forms of communication and new access points to the Internet, such as mobile, demand solutions beyond those exclusively concerned with Internet access and technological…

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As inequality grows, the UN fights for a fairer world

By Digital cooperation, Digital divide, Digital health, Digital inclusion, Human Rights, Internet accessNo Comments

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the UN’s blueprint for a better and more sustainable future for all – calls for a reduction in inequality between and within countries. Nevertheless, global inequality is increasing. So what can be done? Inequality is an “entrenched imbalance”…

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#5G for All

By Digital divide, Digital inclusionNo Comments

Our common goal of digital inclusion has reached the mobile industry. Thanh van Do from Telenor has established the paper “Reducing Inequalities with 5G Internet Light Network Slice” together with colleagues from the Oslo Metropolitan University and us [1]. The paper demonstrates that networking technologies…

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