Handbook on ICT in Developing Countries

Cloth: 978 87 93379 91 6 / $75.00
Published: July 2017  

Lib E-Book: 978 87 93379 92 3 / $58.50  
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Published: May 2017  

Publisher: River Publishers
388 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4"
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Series: River Publishers Series in Communications
The mobile communications market in developing countries is growing at a rapid rate. This is evident in the rapid spread of mobile broadband cellular networks such as 3G. 4G is also being deployed in developing countries around the world. As the global communications market proceeds towards 5G, it is evident that developing countries will not be left behind. However, there are challenges and barriers on the road ahead specific to developing countries. To aid policy makers, researchers and members of academia make informed decisions that will help the advancement of 5G, this handbook provides an insight into the impact of existing mobile cellular networks in some developing countries.

Topics discussed in this handbook include:
• Digital divide
• Policy outlook
• 5G and rural areas
• 5G readiness
• Telco Business models
• Telecom tower pricing
• Mobile application adoption

Table of Contents:
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
1) The Evolution of Universal Service in Vietnam and Its Implication for 5G
2) Regulatory Challenges Affecting ICT Development in Ukraine
3) The Will to Innovate in Colombia: ICT Policies as a Means for Improving Education
4) The Role of Zero-Rating and Free Data in Promoting Next General Networks in Emerging Countries
5) Digital Divide: The Case of Africa
6) M-Health in Africa: A Situation Analysis
7) Leveraging TV White Spaces as a Tool for Improved Rural Broadband Connectivity in Developing Countries: An Operational Perspective
8) Towards Smart Farming? Mobile Technology Trends and Their Potential for Developing Country Agriculture
9) How Africa Can Gain Benefits from Next Generation Networks
10) Rural Broadband in Developing Regions: Alternative Research Agendas for the 5G Era
11) Public-Private-Community Organizational and Financial Strategy for Developing 5G Infrastructure and Services in Rural Asia: The Case of Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines
About the Editors
About the Authors