Delivery of broadband services to SubSaharan Africa via Nigerian communications satellite

Lawal, L S, Ahmed-Rufai, T, Chatwin, C R and Young, R C D (2013) Delivery of broadband services to SubSaharan Africa via Nigerian communications satellite. International Journal of Information and Computer Science (IJICS), 2 (5). pp. 77-88. ISSN 2161-5381

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Abstract

Africa is the least wired continent in the world in terms of robust telecommunications infrastructure and systems to cater for its more than one billion people. African nations are mostly still in the early stages of Information Communications Technology (ICT) development as verified by the relatively low ICT Development Index (IDI) values of all countries in the African region. In developing nations, mobile broadband subscriptions and penetration between 2000-2009 was increasingly more popular than fixed broadband subscriptions. To achieve the goal of universal access, with rapid implementation of ICT infrastructure to complement the sparsely distributed terrestrial networks in the hinterlands and leveraging the adequate submarine cables along the African coastline, African nations and their stakeholders are promoting and implementing Communication Satellite systems, particularly in Nigeria, to help bridge the digital hiatus. This paper examines the effectiveness of communication satellites in delivering broadband-based services.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Bandwidth; Broadband; Communications Satellite; HTS; ITU; NIGCOMSAT-1R; OECD
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Q Science
T Technology
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Depositing User: Chris Chatwin
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2015 14:07
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 14:08
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/55084

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