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Digital Divide

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Presentation held by Mr.Tomco Georgiev as a part of the Digital Divide Session at the 8th SEEITA and 7th MASIT Open Days Conference, 14th-15th October, 2010

Presentation held by Mr.Tomco Georgiev as a part of the Digital Divide Session at the 8th SEEITA and 7th MASIT Open Days Conference, 14th-15th October, 2010

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  • 1. Makedonski Telekom contribution for bridging the Digital Divide in the Republic of Macedonia Makedonski Telekom AD, Tomco Georgiev SEEITA – 7th SEE ICT Forum Meeting & 7th MASIT Open Days Conference 14-15 October 2010, Ohrid, Macedonia
  • 2. Content Equal opportunity for 1 participation in the information society. 2 IP Traffic Forecast 3 Building bridges over the digital divide 4 2
  • 3. Equal opportunity for participation in the information society. Digitization and connection progress with speed  The ICT sector is developing rapidly.  Based on result of the “Digital Living” study, transmission rates in urban areas will reach well over 50 Mbps and in the premium segment more then 100 Mbps by 2015. Unequal access opportunities  Not all people are equally involved in this development.  On the one hand, there are those who have access to the digital infrastructure and are familiar with using the new technologies.  On the other hand, there are those who are cut off from the information and knowledge society.  The gulf between these two groups, the so-called digital divide , is widening. 3
  • 4. IP Traffic Forecast Cisco VNI Forecasts 64 Exabytes per Month of IP Traffic in 2014 Cisco Hyperconnectivity and the Approaching Zettabyte Era  Annual global IP traffic will exceed three-quarters of a zettabyte (767 exabytes) in four years.  There are four key enablers of hyperconnectivity, and all four are poised for strong growth.  Global IP traffic will quadruple from 2009 to 2014  IP traffic in Central and Eastern Europe will reach 2.5 exabytes per month by 2014 at a CAGR of 38 percent. 4
  • 5. Equal opportunity for participation in the information society. Digitization and connection progress with speed  The ICT sector is developing rapidly.  Based on result of the “Digital Living” study, transmission rates in urban areas will reach well over 50 Mbps and in the premium segment more then 100 Mbps by 2015. Unequal access opportunities  Not all people are equally involved in this development.  On the one hand, there are those who have access to the digital infrastructure and are familiar with using the new technologies.  On the other hand, there are those who are cut off from the information and knowledge society.  The gulf between these two groups, the so-called digital divide , is widening. 5
  • 6. Building bridges over the digital divide 1/2 Key Technical Strategy Directions Broadband Access Flexible & Reliable Core Network  100% RSU coverage with ADSL by the end  Extension of IP MPLS & DWDM to cope of 2010 with high traffic growth  FTTH - Network extension and increasing  Increased traffic protection and availability HH coverage of the network  Migration towards all IP Service Platforms  Introduction of IPv6  Implementation of new IMS platform 6
  • 7. Building bridges over the digital divide 2/2 Donations and Sponsorships  Makedonski Telekom responsible citizen of the society Education and Civil society  Education is a key to productive future  “PC for every student”  Donation of PC-s  Support and promotion of the civil society 7
  • 8. Thank you for your attention 8

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