BarAcc Project*    <br />Barangay Access to Communications and  Online Services<br />Meetings with SU/NORSU<br />30 April/...
1stBuglas Foundation*    <br />   The BarAcc Project is part of several initiatives (in Tourism, Agriculture, Education/Tr...
Oriental Negros*    <br />Cities                     6        <br />Municipalities     19<br />Barangays         557<br />...
Oriental Negros*    <br />
Central Idea of the BarAcc Project* <br />... the establishment of a profitable and sustainable business enterprise in a b...
Project Organization *    <br />  The BarAcc Project will be a collaboration among  the 1stBuglas Foundation, a telco (Glo...
Projecct Team*    <br />A provincial project team from SU/NORSU will be formed.<br />The first major activity is to come u...
The BarAcc  Entrepreneur*    <br />   The role of thebarangay entrepreneur is a very important one. <br />It must be empha...
Technology Framework*    <br /> <br />The Barangay Access Point (BAP) will be connected to the telco’sAccess Center (AC) v...
Wi-Fi for Long Distance*    <br />WiLDNet: Use standard 802.11 radios for both<br />Point-to-Point<br />Point-to-Multipoin...
Intel Rural Connectivity Platform*    <br />
The above shows a typical cell site.   It’s a very expensive setup that can only be justified in urban areas.<br />
Pictures <br />of a setup for Internet  in the Philippines        --  a pole tower with guy wires  and antennas at the top...
Which of the above services are appropriate for OrNegbarangays?  Are there others we can propose?<br />
   Pilot Project*<br /> We will start with a pilot project for the purpose of demonstrating sustainability and profitabili...
   Pilot Project*<br />The pilot project should start with a fully operational BAP <br />Identification of the pilot proje...
Next step/s*    <br />Organize SU/NORSU project team<br />Gather/analyze necessary data/information<br />Prepare 5-year de...
What now?*    <br />Let’s start the work now!  <br />
Contact me*    <br />William T Torres, Ph.D.<br />wttorres@gmail.com<br />+63 917 899 0998<br />
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BarAcc Project Presentation

  1. 1. BarAcc Project* <br />Barangay Access to Communications and Online Services<br />Meetings with SU/NORSU<br />30 April/04 May 2010<br />Dumaguete City <br />
  2. 2. 1stBuglas Foundation* <br /> The BarAcc Project is part of several initiatives (in Tourism, Agriculture, Education/Training and ICT) towards helping speed up the social and economic development of Oriental Negros. <br />The project ‘s main beneficiaries will be the residents of remote barangays.<br /> SMEs and other organizations engaged in providing products and services in the province may also stand to benefit.<br />
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  4. 4. Oriental Negros* <br />Cities 6 <br />Municipalities 19<br />Barangays 557<br />Population 1.23M <br />
  5. 5. Oriental Negros* <br />
  6. 6. Central Idea of the BarAcc Project* <br />... the establishment of a profitable and sustainable business enterprise in a barangay that will:<br />enable the full use of mobile phones anywhere in the barangay<br />operate an Internet kiosk <br />
  7. 7. Project Organization * <br /> The BarAcc Project will be a collaboration among the 1stBuglas Foundation, a telco (Globe) and Silliman University and/or Negros Oriental State University (SU/NORSU).<br />We believe that SU/NORSU should play a key role in the propagation of our initiatives among key leaders in the cities and municipalities in Oriental Negros and in mobilizing technical support for our various projects.<br />We’re in continuing discussions and/or negotiations with these organizations.<br />
  8. 8. Projecct Team* <br />A provincial project team from SU/NORSU will be formed.<br />The first major activity is to come up with a project plan – a five-year development plan including a detailed implementation plan and budget for first year. <br />This team will be involved in coordinating outsourced entities that will provide setup and regular support services to the BarAcc Project.<br />
  9. 9. The BarAcc Entrepreneur* <br /> The role of thebarangay entrepreneur is a very important one. <br />It must be emphasized that he/she is expected to profit from this venture. <br />The mobile phone business will bring in immediate revenues upon implementation; revenues from the Internet kiosk follow soon after.<br />In due course the entrepreneur can expect a share of the revenues from on-line services delivered thru his/her enterprise.<br />
  10. 10. Technology Framework* <br /> <br />The Barangay Access Point (BAP) will be connected to the telco’sAccess Center (AC) via a long distance wireless link. This distance is in the range of tens or even hundreds of kilometers. Several BAPs can be connected to a single AC. <br />For this purpose we’re looking at Wi-Fi technology for Long Distance, which has been only recently available commercially. We’re looking at Intel’s Rural Connectivity Platform for this.<br />We’re also looking at a Nokia-Siemens hardware/software solution, called Village Connection for the BAP and AC.<br />This solution has been tried in several countries only during the last few years. (By the way, there are other alternatives, one of which comes from Huawei – an ICT company based in China.)<br />
  11. 11. Wi-Fi for Long Distance* <br />WiLDNet: Use standard 802.11 radios for both<br />Point-to-Point<br />Point-to-Multipoint<br />Can get longer range up to 150km<br />Directional antennas (24dBi)<br />Line of Sight (LOS)<br />Why choose WiFi:<br />Low cost of $500/node<br />No spectrum /licensing costs<br />Open-source drivers<br />Good data rates: <br />11Mbps (11b)<br /> 54Mbps (11g)<br />
  12. 12. Intel Rural Connectivity Platform* <br />
  13. 13. The above shows a typical cell site. It’s a very expensive setup that can only be justified in urban areas.<br />
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  15. 15. Pictures <br />of a setup for Internet in the Philippines -- a pole tower with guy wires and antennas at the top of <br />the pole.<br />
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  19. 19. Which of the above services are appropriate for OrNegbarangays? Are there others we can propose?<br />
  20. 20. Pilot Project*<br /> We will start with a pilot project for the purpose of demonstrating sustainability and profitability.<br /> Moreover, the pilot project will enable us to learn a lot from its operations such as the pricing of the various services, set up and operating costs, alternative power sources, support services providers, etc.<br />
  21. 21. Pilot Project*<br />The pilot project should start with a fully operational BAP <br />Identification of the pilot project site/s <br />At least 3 BAPs established w/in the 1st year – 1 per district of Oriental Negros<br />Funding for the first year<br />The main costs are for ACs, the Nokia-Siemens Village Connection hardware and software for each BAP and the BAP set up and project team technical support costs.<br />Time table<br />We should get the pilot project going within three months or by the 3rd quarter of 2010.<br />
  22. 22. Next step/s* <br />Organize SU/NORSU project team<br />Gather/analyze necessary data/information<br />Prepare 5-year development plan<br />Based on sound data/information<br />Prepare 1-year implementation plan and budget<br />Arrange for importing equipment<br />Think of public announcement/launch <br />
  23. 23. What now?* <br />Let’s start the work now! <br />
  24. 24. Contact me* <br />William T Torres, Ph.D.<br />wttorres@gmail.com<br />+63 917 899 0998<br />

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