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Show simple item record Pillay, Kasandra Xie, C Ruffini, M Shi, L Smith, D Monga, I Wang, X Wey, JS 2019-08-14T06:58:32Z 2019-08-14T06:58:32Z 2019-06
dc.identifier.citation Ruffini, m., Pillay, K., Xie, C., Shi, L., Smith, D., Monga, I., Wang, X., and Wey, J.S. 2019. Connected OFCity challenge: addressing the digital divide in the developing world. Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, v11(7), pp 354-361. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1943-0620
dc.identifier.issn 1943-0639
dc.description Copyright: 2019 IEEE. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file only contains the abstract of the full text item. For access to the full text item, kindly consult the publisher's website en_US
dc.description.abstract Over the past 50 years, the development of information and communications technology has provided unprecedented support to the steady economic growth of developed countries. In recent years, some of the largest growth has been reported in emerging economies, which, however, often lack adequate telecommunications infrastructure to further sustain their development. Although a number of service providers and system vendors have started to address the issue, the challenges they encounter are substantially different from those in the developed world, including an unreliable electricity grid, poor fiber infrastructure, low revenue expectations, and often a harsh climate environment. This paper reports use cases and solutions pertinent to the development of the networking infrastructure in emerging economies, provided by organizations directly involved in such activities. After providing some background information on the current state of network infrastructure and the main challenges for Africa and rural China, the paper provides details on two proposed solutions. The first focuses on the provisioning of services and network infrastructure through the development of low-cost data centers, whereas the second proposes cost-effective adaptation of both fiber and hybrid copper-fiber technology to rural areas. The article is concluded with a brief discussion on the complementarity of the two approaches. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IEEE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;22501
dc.subject Network architecture en_US
dc.subject Developing world en_US
dc.subject NREN en_US
dc.subject Rural broadband en_US
dc.subject Data center en_US
dc.subject Fibre access en_US
dc.title Connected OFCity challenge: addressing the digital divide in the developing world en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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