0: Contents: 0. Overview Stocktaking – the situation is better than one may think Technical situation – several options are available Economic situation – everyone should be able to have access, even if shared.
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Information, Communication and Space Technology Division
United Nations ESCAP, Bangkok
2: Pacific Islands Socioeconomics – “Bargain knowledge workers”
5: An alternative to high-priced 2G cable?
Re-deployed (good quality) 1G cable ~$2-5 million per leg?
“SPIN++” or for US$35-50M, rather than for US$100+M?
6: How much for a Pacific satellite? Can it attract markets in Asia, ANZ, Americas?
EDUSAT was built and launched for $65 million. Could 2 EDUSATs serve you?
Pacific island states service centres
Anik F2 spot beams
11: A challenge: Falling telecoms prices: Will they bankrupt providers?
(Traffic growth usually outpaces price declines – bringing profits)
Good experiences? (cable)
Affordable re-deployment of 1st-generation cable?
PNG? Samoa (an update today?)
17: For the Pacific – is it time to better leverage regional cooperation toward affordable “universal service?”
For several other non-ideally connected economies. Maybe there is a little of the Pacific (‘s problems) in you, and a little of you (‘re problems) in the Pacific? Is there an opportunity to strengthen your own situation through greater cooperation?
David Hastings (author-speaker): [email protected] (to 31 December)
[email protected] (after 31 December)
WU Guoxiang (ESCAP, Bangkok): [email protected]