Although many developing countries are leapfrogging to new, mobile, wireless technologies as drivers for development different business models are required, according to preliminary findings from a senior industry Think Tank.
The Think Tank, run under the IST-programme’s MOCCA project, addressed issues and requirements in usage, technology, regulations and policies in emerging markets, all of which face shortages – or a complete lack – of electricity.
“This work has led to a much better understanding of the priorities and attitudes governing the dynamics of emerging markets,” explains project coordinator Dr Fiona Williams, Ericsson, Germany. “Their findings pave the way towards a common understanding of the requirements and options, as well as harmonised international standards for future mobile and wireless systems.”
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