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Telecommunications in Action

Chapter 1 Technology Overview

Telecommunication services today

The technology

Regulation for telecommunications

Putting it into action

References

Chapter 2 Telecommunications and Health

What telecoms can do

Telecom applications

Cost considerations

How it can be financed

Plan of action

Implementation and operation

Benefits

Contacts & reference

Case studies:

  • Helping rural areas
  • Showing the benefits
  • Training opportunities
  • Distance consultations
Chapter 3 Telecommunications and Agriculture

What telecoms can do

Telecom applications

How it can be financed

Plan of action

Implementation and operation

Benefits

Contacts & references

Case studies:

  • Sharing farm knowledge by radio
  • Better access to information
  • Drought prediction by satellite
  • Negotiating a fair price
Chapter 4 Telecommunications and Education

What telecoms can do

Telecom applications

How it can be financed

Plan of action

Implementation – some working models

Benefits

Contacts & references

Case studies:

  • Improving teaching quality
  • Education via satellite
  • Reforming primary and secondary education
  • Science and engineering
  • Training primary school teachers

 

Chapter 6  Telecommunications and Environment

What telecoms can do

Telecom applications

Costs and financing

Plan of action

Implementation – framework working models

Benefits

Contacts & references

Case studies:

  • Conserving genetic diversity
  • Assessing risk
  • Monitoring forests
  • Helping the biosphere reserves network
Chapter 7 Telecommunications and Governance

Telecom applications

How it can be financed

Plan of action

Implementation

Benefits

Contacts & references

Case studies:

  • Public transport systems
  • Affordable public access
  • Reconnecting people and government
  • Improving customs procedures
Chapter 8 Telecommunications and Urban Development

What telecoms can do

Telecom applications

Costs and financing

Plan of action

Implementation

Benefits

Contacts & references

Case studies:

  • Sustainable development
  • Geographical and statistical analysis
  • Community learning
  • On-line development
Chapter 9 Telecommunications and Rural Development

Bringing telecoms to rural areas

Setting up a telecentre – a working model

Telecom applications

How it can be financed

Putting it into action

Implementation and operation

Benefits

Contacts & references

Case studies:

  • Telecentres – first phase
  • Funding for mobile phones
Annex A Funding Agencies and Contacts
Annex B Corporate Partners
Annex C Regulation for Telecommunications
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