The Economics of Information, Communication, and Entertainment

Broadband as a Video Platform

Strategies for Africa

Editors: O'Neill, Judith, Noam, Eli, Gerbarg, Darcy (Eds.)

  • Highlights strategies for development in Sub-Saharan Africa through information and communication technologies, with implications for other emerging markets
  • Features contributions from scholars, industry leaders and policymakers from many spheres, including economic development, education, management and regulation
  • Considers the institutional, commercial, financial context in which platforms and technologies converge
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About this book

This volume features contributions from a conference held in Lusaka, Zambia, to explore the role and prospects of broadband in Africa as a video platform—with emphasis on the strategies and building blocks for deployment and advancement.

While it may seem that such networks and their applications are not a realistic scenario for developing countries, it would be short-sighted and economically dangerous to ignore the emerging trends. The pace of introduction of next-generation networks in industrialized countries is rapid and the developing world will not be able to stand aside. The risks of falling behind are great and in any country there will be elements of business and society who wish to forge ahead. Policymakers and network architects need to be prepared. Media companies and broadcasters, in particular, must be alert to the new developments as should be medical and educational institutions. The availability of advanced high-speed business application tools in a country will affect its participation in international transactions and its economic growth.

This volume features contributions from industry leaders, policymakers and scholars, representing a variety of perspectives, including technology and infrastructure management, economic development, marketing, education and health. The authors collectively discuss how broadband deployment as a platform with sufficient speed for video may be encouraged by public policy and regulation and how investment in broadband for this and related purposes can improve the quality of life and experience in Sub Saharan Africa in media and data, while being a financeable, commercially sound business.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    O’Neill, Judith

    Pages 1-9

  • Media Entertainment as a Development Strategy

    Noam, Eli

    Pages 11-13

  • Let Them Eat Movies: (How) Will Next-Generation Broadband Diffuse Through Africa?

    Lanerolle, Indra (et al.)

    Pages 15-40

  • The State of Broadband in Africa: What’s Here and What’s Coming?

    Kelly, Tim

    Pages 41-49

  • The Cost of Deploying a Successful Video Broadband Business in Africa and the Cost of Not Deploying: Domestic and Transborder Implications and Applications

    Akoh, Ben

    Pages 51-65

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eBook $99.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03616-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37872-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Broadband as a Video Platform
Book Subtitle
Strategies for Africa
Editors
  • Judith O'Neill
  • Eli Noam
  • Darcy Gerbarg
Series Title
The Economics of Information, Communication, and Entertainment
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03617-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03617-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03616-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37872-5
Series ISSN
1868-0453
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 177
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
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