Now the government needs to immediately start work on a plan to maximize the benefits of broadband internet across the socio economic divide.
The leading telecom veterans are of the view that as the 3G-4G technology has come to
“It is a golden opportunity that
He said that the 3G-4G is not a service rather a technology and its benefits to the people are instant as now there is a need to understand that by using this technology what services we can launch to trigger economic boom in the country. Companies would have to introduce innovative services and develop contents to cater the local needs.
“Cellular operators need to play a major role because this technology, no doubt, would enhance the internet speed, but they have to do more than that for the benefit of people of all spheres,” he maintained.
To a question how people can get benefit of other contents until the government develops its own contents, the CEO Ufone said that it is long process, but by using this advance telechonology, education and healthcare services cane ensured in remote areas. “Ultimately, it will save time, trigger job opportunities and economic benefits as well,” he added.
He laid out a strategy to implement this high-speed broadband plan that would allow e-services in the areas of education, governance, health, agriculture and livestock to be delivered at citizens’ doorsteps. He explained that the governments themselves will have to become the biggest users of broadband, which will mean gradual re-engineering of governments’ own processes as well.
He suggested that apart from the USF and
He recommend that following a comprehensive plan, a broadband eco-system should be built, which includes development of relevant contents in regional languages, rolling out e-services, raising awareness among citizens through targeted promotions, capacity building of public officials and general public towards ICT, and adoption of ICT-enabled services through shared access points.
For the implementation of such a plan, a large number of multiple stakeholders will need to contribute, which will require patronage and guidance will have to come right from the top.
To yet another question, he said that private companies will definitely develop contents that would certainly be for their own interest, but for education, healthcare and e-governance it is the responsibility of the government.
“Content development is not a big issue as the real task following the 3G-4G technology is to create awareness among the users about the services and contents to make benefit of it,” he asserted.
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