Why are We Here-Developing Enterpreneurship-Lecture Slides, Slides for Entrepreneurship Development. Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University
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Why are We Here-Developing Enterpreneurship-Lecture Slides, Slides for Entrepreneurship Development. Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University

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Prof. Shriranga Shreeyash delivered this lecture for Developing Entrepreneurship course at Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University. Its main points are: Introduction, Problem, Experience, Business, Forward, Ind...
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Overview

 Introduction: Why are we here?

 The Problem (Opportunity)

 Approaches

 Experiences

 Business Strategy

 Lessons Learned & The Way Forward

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Why are we here?

 Why are you here?

 Developmental ventures require inter-

disciplinary teams and more than just

technology.

 Political, cultural dimension is critical

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The Problem

(Opportunity)

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4 Billion Rural People

Remain Unconnected

 Chicken and egg problem:

 Egg: No affordable, sustainable rural communications infrastructure

 Chicken: No market for rural communications

 What is needed: a low-cost, low-risk means of providing widespread connectivity so as to:

 Overcome infrastructure cost barriers

 Test out digital rural applications/services

 Stimulate the rural development dynamic

 Create incentives for deregulation and delicensing

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The Opportunity

Every 1% increase in value-add or efficiency in this population segment represents a $40 billion opportunity.

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Approaches

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Traditional Approaches

 Lay Copper

 Lay Fiber

 Set up UHF/VHF Radio

 Set up Cell Phone Towers

 Set up Real-Time wLAN Towers

 Setup Satellite Connections

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FMS Approach

 Is real-time really necessary?

 ICTs introduced as shared resource

 But this has serious drawbacks for real-time infrastructures:  high level of adoption required to achieve

cost recovery

 who am I going to call?

 shared communications infrastructure is typically asynchronous

 Transportation infrastructure can be used to create a network

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Experiences

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DonkeyNet

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India: Bhoomi

 First National eGovernance

Initiative in India

 Computerization of all land

records in state of Karnataka -

- Manual land records illegal

 Some 500,000 land record

transactions/ month

 Seeking means of

decentralizing its database

using wireless technology

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KIOSK

BUS

STOP

MAX1

MAX2

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Cambodia: Village Schools

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