This paper is specifically on the topic of expanding telecommunication services into rural communities in developing countries, with a focus on voice services. This paper on the Business Model has sought to reorient the very nature of the approach to be taken in bringing those living in the rural areas of developing countries, connectivity that serves their local needs as well as communication needs for linking them to the rest of the world.
This Paper is the second of a three part series on Community Telecommunications, specifically on expanding telecommunication services into rural communities in developing countries, with a focus on voice services. In summary, the overall approach being proposed is that of taking a community-centric orientation that seeks to provide the local community with an IP-based network, and then connecting this network to the Internet for gaining key services. It seeks to establish the intra-community needs first and then built out from there.