Southern Space Studies

A Broadband Apparatus for Underserviced Remote Communities

Connecting the Unconnected

Authors: Kotze, Christoffel

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  • Addresses the “last mile challenge”, the lack of infrastructure such as electricity, hardware and communication services in developing countries
  • Explores innovative technological solutions to supply broadband internet services in the form of a BARC (Broadband Apparatus for Underserviced Remote Communities)
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This book investigates how broadband internet can be provided to remote and isolated communities through the use of satellite and other enabling technologies, in the form of a self-contained broadband apparatus. It discusses how the proposed design can help bridge the digital divide by removing one of the main hurdles to adopting technologies: infrastructure. In turn, the book explores how the lack of infrastructure, especially with regard to connectivity and electricity, can be addressed by exploiting new technological advances in a number of fields, notably the newly proposed large broadband satellite constellations. In closing, it uses concrete examples to demonstrate the potential positive impacts of a “broadband ecosystem” on economics, governance and society, and on achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 96,29 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15766-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-15765-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Broadband Apparatus for Underserviced Remote Communities
Book Subtitle
Connecting the Unconnected
Authors
Series Title
Southern Space Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15766-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15766-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15765-4
Series ISSN
2523-3718
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 124
Topics