Presentation on Busylab project at the Jubilee Mobile Ghana Conference

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Conference organised by Africa Next Knowledge Brokerage and Interaction in November 2007. For context see http://www.modernghana.com/newsthread2/147150/1/

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Presentation on Busylab project at the Jubilee Mobile Ghana Conference

  1. 1. hardware • Computer • GSM Modem • SIM chip • Connecting Cables = $2,000
  2. 2. software • SMS Software / Gateway – Custom (tradenet) – Off-the-shelf • Kannel, NowSMS, Smstool, clickatell.com • Database – MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle etc
  3. 3. Sms Mobileapplication Phone Operator setup GSM Modem Database
  4. 4. Sms Mobileapplication Phone Operator setup GSM Modem Database
  5. 5. • Content delivery Other financial, games, news, health, business, pricesapplications • Personal planner appointments, medical adherence • Transactions & payments buy/sell offers, payment system, account linking • Security monitor video capture, alerts & notification • Tracking tool gsm mapping: vehicles; people; goods
  6. 6. The way • Strong interface designforward • Some killer apps • Clear operator standards • Government mandate • Private sector collaboration
  7. 7. POLICY AND REGULATORY CHALLENGES•High cost of international connectivity and lackof adequate quality control•Lack of robust backbone infrastructure•Limited policy implementation capacity•Inadequate regulatory instruments especially ineconomic regulations•Lack of comprehensive polity and legislation toreduce the risk of investment•Interconnection and tariffs balancing difficulties•Inadequate regulatory institutional setup toaddress regulations ain a convergence manner
  8. 8. MEASURES TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES•Strengthening NCA Human Resource Capacity to develop:-plan for reducing the price of wholesale internationalconnectivity-policy on access to capacity on SAT-3 and regulation-policy on access to new international cables in the region-cost-based regulation of interconnection tariffs to resolveinterconnection disputes•Development of National IT Infrastructure Backbone via fibreoptic extension nationwide•Pursue Harmonization of Telecommunication Policies to reduceregional interconnect charges- Role of WATRA and ECOWASCommission•Streamline, efficient, and effective regulation of thetelecommunications industry
  9. 9. TELECOM MARKET 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006Fixed Lines 274 302 313 320 350(000)Fixed Line 1.4% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5% 1.6Penetratio %n (%)Mobile 392 780 1427 1983 4000Customers(000)Mobile 1.9% 3.8% 6.9% 9.3% 18%Penetration

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