Communication Infrastructure: from an Urban Perspective


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Communication Infrastructure: from an Urban Perspective

  1. 2. Communication Infrastructure consists of the organizations, procedures, facilities and networks employed to transmit and receive information by electrical or electronic means.
  2. 3. <ul><li>A well established communication Infrastructure can bring numerous opportunities for advancement. </li></ul><ul><li>These technologies impact most of our lives—economic activities, education, entertainment, communication, employment, travel, livelihood and crisis responses. </li></ul><ul><li>It influences the urban landscape of our cities. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Santiago, Dom. Rep. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Founded in 1495 during the first wave of European colonization of the New World, today Santiago de los Caballeros (the first &quot;Santiago&quot; of the Americas) is the second largest Metropolis in the Dominican Republic located in the North-central region of the Republic known as Cibao valley. </li></ul><ul><li>It is located in one of the most fertile lands found in the island, making it important region for farming and livestock. </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunications like wireless, cable, internet and other forms hold an important part of the city. </li></ul><ul><li>Santiago still faces the lack of providing efficient basic service like constant water, and electricity. </li></ul><ul><li>The approximate population of Santiago is in the range of 1 million inhabitants </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Santiago Intelligente and Santiago Massive Retraining Program (SMART ) </li></ul><ul><li>An initiative announced to be launched in 2003 by the Center for Exports and Investment of the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD) </li></ul><ul><li>seeking to foster the new regional economic development and branding strategy and the promotion of Santiago as a knowledge-based production center in both conventional and emerging sectors, including Health Tourism, ITES-BPO, biotechnology and agro-business, as well as High-value manufacturing and Fashion (textiles and apparel, footwear), among others. </li></ul><ul><li>The initiative focuses on education and training activities, new architectural designs and development projects as well as an international marketing campaign that will help position Santiago as a unique region for R&D, innovation, and world class products and supreme quality workforce. </li></ul>NO INFORMATION TO BE FOUND
  6. 7. <ul><li>Singapore is one of the leading economies in the Asia-Pacific region. </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore has become a world leader in the development and use of Information and Communications Technology (which it now generally refers to as 'Infocomm'). </li></ul><ul><li>The country's telecom infrastructure is one of the most advanced in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>The government's telecom policy is designed to establish and maintain the country as a regional and global Infocomm centre. </li></ul><ul><li>Making Singapore the innovation and knowledge centre in the region. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Source: CIA Factbook, 2009 Population Pop. Growth rate Singapore 4,608,167 (July 2008 est.) 1.135% (2008 est.) Dominican Republic 9,507,133 (July 2008 est.) 1.495% (2008 est.) GDP Unemployment Singapore $228.1 billion (2007 est.) 2.1% (2007 est.) Dominican Republic $61.79 billion (2007 est.) 15.6% (2007 est.) Internet users Mobile Phones Singapore 1.717 million (2006) 4.789 million (2006) Dominican Republic 1.232 million (2006) 4.606 million (2006) GDP per Capita (US$) Singapore $49,700 (2007 est.) Dominican Republic $7,000 (2007 est.)
  8. 9. Source: Doing Business in Small Island Developing States 2009 Report, The World Bank
  9. 10. <ul><li>InfoComm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) as </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A single agency responsible for planning, policy, regulation and industry development of IT and telecom sectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>History: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Before 1980 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>3 ministries with computers </li></ul><ul><li>Just over 100 terminals </li></ul><ul><li>No network Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Large application backlog </li></ul><ul><li>After 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Committee of National Computerization </li></ul><ul><li>Formation of National Computer Board </li></ul><ul><li>Government taking the lead </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Service Computerization Program (CSCP) </li></ul>
  10. 11. Source: IDA 2006
  11. 12. <ul><li>As the core for growth </li></ul><ul><li>Dominican Republic – The Future </li></ul>
  12. 14. Thank You! Cinthya Marquez