This lecture overviews the historial aspects and the enabling technologies of rural telecommunications, both in the social and the technical aspects.
Telecommunications enable the communications instantly between any points in the world. Moreover, it has become common understanding that the telecommunication infrastructure is indispensable for the development of the industry and economy. However, the reality is very severe in the developing world, especially in rural and remote areas. Imbalance of the distribution of telecommuicatoins in the world has been intolerable for the long time. Therefore, development of rural telecommunications is quite important.
Introduction / E-learning 1 - Overview and Theory
E-learning 2 - Instructional Design
E-learning 3 - Information and Communication Technology 1
E-learning 4 - Information and Communication Technology 2
E-learning 5 - Law and Economy
E-learning 6 - Case study
Historical Aspects of Rural Communications - Missing Link -
Current Aspects of Rural Communications
Information Technology and Internetworking
Free and Open Source Software
Access Infrastructure 1 - Cellular Systems -
Access Infrastructure 2 - Wireless Computer Network -
Backbone Infrastructure - Optical link, Wireless backhaul, Satellite –
Independent Commission for World-Wide Telecommunications Development, Missing Link, 1984.
Students are expected read the assigned materials and answer the questions provided prior to the class. Class discussion will be based on the knowledge of the reading materials.
Each individual student is assigned a case, and shall present the summary and the analysis of the case.