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Base Stations, Backhaul & Energy Innovations to Improve Rural Connectivity


Back in July 2019, GSMA did an extensive report on 'Closing the Coverage Gap using Innovation to Drive Rural Connectivity'. The report focussed on the 3 main areas that are responsible for most costs; namely, Base Stations, Backhaul and Energy.

A detailed blog is available on GSMA Mobile for Development section here. The only mild criticism I have about this blog and the report is that it completely ignores Open RAN. (You can learn about OpenRAN here and see deployment example in Peru as part of Internet Para Todos here)

The PDF of the report is available here.

There was also a webinar on this topic. Slides are here and video is embedded below.



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