The Role of Rural Telecoms in the Socio-economic Development. By: Eng. Ibrahim Eisa El-BAIGAWI , Manager of Projects Department, Sudatel, Sudan Tel: + 249 1 83 77 63 99 Fax: + 249 1 83 78 50 27 Cell: +249 9 12 30 32 01
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in the Socio-economic Development
By: Eng. Ibrahim Eisa El-BAIGAWI,
Manager of Projects Department, Sudatel, Sudan
Tel: + 249 1 83 77 63 99
Fax: + 249 1 83 78 50 27
Cell: +249 9 12 30 32 01
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sudatel site: www.sudatel.net
Regional Workshop on
“ Visibility of Rural Connectivity ”
Khartoum –Sudan 05 - 07 September 2004
Pros and cons of each standard in each geographical area type
Different technologies have coverage –specific cost structures
Cost per access line
Example of cost characteristic curve
Wire line access
Decreasing subscriber density
الشبكات المخططة في 2004م
الشبكات الريفية العاملة
“Penetration: fixed line around 4 %, Rural around 0.16 %”
Source: Core Planning Division
The Human Knowledge Development (2)
To establish the Knowledge Society in the Arab Region:
All nations of the world,
Expressed their joint willingness and joint commitment to build up a Universal Information Society the final goal of which is the man.
The challenge is to make use of the information and telecommunications technologies in order to realize the objectives of the development in the Millennium Declaration which is:
Total removal of starvation and hunger, realization of preliminary education for every mankind, balance the gender issue and support the women, reduce rate of death of infants/ babies, improve the health of mothers, fight the HIV/ AIDS and malaria and other diseases, secure an ever lasting environment, and make up international allies for the sake of the development.
The Accessibility, universal access in any place by equal chances, and fair cost to the ICT infrastructure and its services is one of the the challenges in the information society and it has to be the goal of the beneficiaries to build this society.
We need to offer a dynamic and supportive international environment which enable the direct foreign investment and the technology transfer and the international cooperation. In addition to that the full and effective participation of the developing countries in the decision making at international level. The improvement of the Universal Access at a fair cost will make a big contribution to the effectiveness of the development efforts.
Standardization is of the basic elements of building the information society. The international standards aim at creating an environment in which users can access to the services in every part of the world regardless of the technologies that support these services.
It would be favorable if the countries work hard within the context of building the information society to take some steps to forbid and avoid any activities from one side not agreeing which does not comply with the international law and the united nation convention..
Needs can be Seen in the Following Areas
and other development objectives.
Respect habits, religions, concepts and encourage dialogue between cultures and civilizations.
Assurance of the diverse cultural identity will enrich the information society according to the UNESCO and the UN documents.
Take care about the creativity and respect the rights of the artists and authors. Support the production of diverse contents including scientific, cultural, entertainment, in different languages, styles, and accessibility.
The development of a local content may suites the local and regional needs of the communities and will encourage the socio-economic development and offer an incentive to all the beneficiaries including those who are living in the rural and remote isolated areas.
The importance of media freedom and information freedom in addition to the independence, multiparty and diversity in the information media as core elements of the information society. Of great importance the inquiry about information, delivery, broadcasting and use to make accumulation and distribution of knowledge. Media is required to treat the information with high spirit of caution and in consistency with the ethical and professional standards.
The traditional information media plays an important role in the information society and it is better to encourage its diversity in consistency with the national laws of each country taking into account the relevant international agreements and laws. There has to be a limit for the imbalance between the media at the international level regarding the infrastructure, technical resources and human skills.
Much care has to be given to the human rights and the basic freedoms including the personal privacy and the freedom of thinking, consciousness and religion in consistent with the international relevant documents and conventions.
Source: ITU documents