ICT for the Next Five Billion People

Information and Communication for Sustainable Development

Editors: Lorenz, Josef (Ed.)

  • First book to discuss the implications of internet access for inhabitants of the emerging economics Discussion of business opportunities Contributions by leading experts

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Currently, around one to two billion users are able to connect to the Internet, most of them living in the industrialized parts of the world. However, if we want to improve the quality of life of the world population with the help of access to information and education, it is necessary that in the next decade an additional five billion people gain access to the Internet. The next five billion Internet users are mainly living in emerging economies. Therefore, the main challenge is to lower the economic barrier using new approaches for infrastructure deployment and service delivery to billions of people. This book reflects the discussions of the challenges from the Münchner Kreis with representatives from the ICT industry, academia, non-governmental organizations and governmental development organizations, among them many representatives from emerging economies in Africa and Asia. They had highlighted the real demand for ICT, and what impact ICT creates for the wealth and lifestyle of the people.

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From the reviews:

“An edited volume of papers presented at a conference held in Germany. … Its relative brevity may make it attractive to those seeking a quick oversight of issues and debates, while lectures may recommend it to their students in the hope that the style adopted––transcribed presentations with the accompanying slides––will encourage them to read the various chapters. … Some of the examples cited in the various chapters are interesting … . All things considered, one for the library.” (Jason Whalley, Communication Booknotes Quarterly, Vol. 42 (3), July-September, 2011)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Opening Remarks

    Eberspächer, Jörg

    Pages 1-2

  • ICT for the Poor at Large Scale: Innovative Connections to Markets and Services

    Braun, Joachim

    Pages 3-14

  • People Driven Innovation – How to create the Demand for ICT Solutions in Underserved Areas

    Islam, Kazi

    Pages 15-23

  • Transfer of services to emerging markets – mobile services, m-payment & m-health

    Chia, Stanley

    Pages 25-33

  • Incubating Micro Enterprises in Rural South Africa – The Use Case of Virtual Buying Cooperatives

    Merz, Christian

    Pages 35-45

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-12224-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
ICT for the Next Five Billion People
Book Subtitle
Information and Communication for Sustainable Development
Editors
  • Josef Lorenz
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12225-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12225-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-12224-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 124
Number of Illustrations and Tables
54 b/w illustrations
Topics