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Dear Q10-3/2 collaborators,

As listed in the Document 2/111-E (BDT), I would like to take up these questions to understand in more detail about each country's current situation. I'm appreciated it if you could provide answers to these questions.

E-discussion site for Q10-3/2, including new topics and their facilitators for this study period, was set up just before previous rapporteur group meeting in March 2011; however, unfortunately discussion has not been active until now. Considering current inactive situation, as a catalyst to activate the discussion, the following questions are proposed.

 

1) Universal Service Fund (USF) and Universal Service Obligation (USO)

   a. Which entity is responsible for USF and/or USO?

   b. Does your country have a USF and/or USO?

   c. If so, how many percent is it charged and how to charge it?

   d. Which services are supported by USF? Are internet service, broadcasting service supported?

 

2) Broadband in rural and remote area in developing countries

   a. What do you think is the minimum throughput of Broadband in rural and remote area in developing countries? Why? How is the current situation?

 

3) Power Supply in rural and remote area in developing countries

   a. How much power supply is necessary to operate sustainable ICT, including commercial power supply, wind-generated power generation, solar power generation, hydroelectric power generation or their combination?

 

4) Public-Private Partnership (PPP)

   a. Do you have PPP cases in your country in ICT area, such as e-agriculture, e-health, e-government, e-commerce?

   b. Which Ministries (public sector), industries (private sector) are involved in those cases?

   c. Are communication charges covered by Ministries?

   d. Are other Ministries cooperative to construct Community ICT Center?

 

4 September 2011

Mr. Yasuhiko KAWASUMI, Q10-3/2 Rapporteur

Sunday, September 04, 2011 6:15:23 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
 Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dear all collaborators of Q10-3/2,

 

New e-discussion topics for Q10-3/2 has been established.

To post this blog, please send your comments to kawasumi-yasuhiko@s3.dion.ne.jp and junko.koizumi@itu.int with title and topic number(s).

 

<Topics for Q10-3/2>

   [Q10-3/2 Topic 1] Rural Technology, Infrastructure and Community Participation

   [Q10-3/2 Topic 2] Rural Community Development

   [Q10-3/2 Topic 3] Rural Projects, Economic Viability and Sustainability

   [Q10-3/2 Topic 4] Rural Projects, Emergency Support and Environmental Monitoring

   [Q10-3/2 Topic 5] Broadband + NGN for Rural and Remote Areas

   [Q10-3/2 Topic 6] Regulatory Matters for Rural and Remote Areas

   [Q10-3/2 Topic 7] Applications such as E-healthcare, E-education, E-government and E-agriculture, etc.

 

Then, Mr.Kawasumi or I will post your comments to the corresponding category after the review of Mr.Kawasumi.

 

Or more concise way, you may want to directly post short comments by clicking "Comments" link that is located at the right end of the bottom line of each article.

 

This e-discussion topics and system will be announced during upcoming RGQ10-3/2 meeting on 22 and 23 March 2011.

 

Your active participation and substantial/productive discussions are highly appreciated.

 

With best regards,

 

Junko KOIZUMI (Ms.)

Focal Point for Q10-3/2

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:07:55 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1]  | 
 Tuesday, March 10, 2009

10 March 2009

This weblog is maintained for ITU-D study group 2 Question 10. The members of the study group are welcome to register their e-mail address to the administrator below, and to make comments/contributions to this blog page by any of the following methods.

 

1 Sending your comments to the Question 10 participants.

Please send your comments by e-mail to the address: q10fora@pj9.so-net.ne.jp

then the copies of your e-mail message will be disseminated to all the participants of Question 10 as well as to the rapporteur. Your comments also will be posted after the review by the rapporteur.

2 Uploading your comments onto this blog page.

 Please send your comments by e-mail to the rapporteur: Kawasumi at kawasumi-yasuhiko@s3.dion.ne.jp

 or you can send them to the administrator of this blog page: Miyoshi at ymiyoshi@pj9.so-net.ne.jp 

 In either case, your comments will be posted after the review by the rapporteur. 

3  Making short comments directly on the blog page by yourself.

Please click "Comments" link that is located at the right end of the bottom line of each article. A comment input form will appear below the article, please type in your comment.  This may be good only for a short comment on the input article.

 

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 8:11:32 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [3]  | 
 Monday, March 09, 2009

The rapporteur is seeking the comments from the e-discussion participants on the following revised draft question 10-2/2 for 2010-2014 study period to be discussed during the forthcoming rapporteur's group meeting. The draft will be submitted to the SG2 September 09 meeting for its review and then submitted to the WTDC-09 for apporval. Please send your comments to my e-mail address at kawasumi-yasuhiko@s3.dion.ne.jp, or by following "How to make comments" which is found in Navigation links to the right of this blog page.

Regards.

Kawasumi  

 

                                                                          _________________________________________

Question 10-2/2 : Telecommunication for rural and remote areas

SOURCE:

Rapporteur for Q10-2/2

TITLE:

Draft revised Question Q10-2/2 for 2010-2014

Action required: The Rapporteur's Group is requested to review for modification, if any, this draft revised question for the next study period.

Abstract: Draft revised question Q10-2/2 is submitted to the Rapporteur's group for its consideration and necessary modification for approval by SG2 in September 2009 for submission to WTDC-10.

 

Question 10-2/2: Telecommunications for rural and remote areas

 

1       Statement of the situation

In order to meet the objectives set by Geneva plan of action including those in Millennium development goals for improving connectivity and access in the use of ICT to be achieved by 2015 for all on this planet, the challenge of infrastructure development in the rural and remote areas of developing countries, where more than half of the world population are dwelling, is an essential foundation for providing valuable ICT applications outlined in C7 of Tunis agenda for quality of life of residents in the marginalized, harsh climate and difficult geographical terrain. 

Rapid migration of population to urban areas of developing and least developed countries may cause the adverse effect to the poverty alleviation unless measures are taken to improve the environment of the life of rural and remote areas possibly by deploying ICT technologies.

“Connect villages with ICT and establish community access points” should be promoted more intensively by emerging broadband technologies for various e-application services to vitalize the social and economic activities of rural and remote areas. Multipurpose community telecenters (MCT), public call office (PCO), community access centers (CAC), e-posts are still valid for cost effectiveness for sharing infrastructure and facilities by the community residents leading to the goal of provision of individual telecommunication access. 

Decisions that may drive first the examination and then the choice of particular techniques and solutions for the provision of multimedia services may be influenced by, inter alia, the following:

a)           Increasing availability of technologies that provide broadband connectivity  at progressively lower costs, lower energy consumption and lower emission of carbon oxide gas.

b)          Experience gained since the previous study cycles in many parts of the world in developing, implementing and refining major rural telecommunications programmes, as more countries respond to particular situations and in-country demand using "best practices" as outlined in the work of ITU‑D.

c)           The influence of cultural, social and other factors in producing differing and often creative responses to meeting the demand for multimedia services from residents of rural and remote areas of developing and least developed countries.

d)          Progress being steadily made on human resource development/management issues which are fundamental to establishing sustainable telecommunication infrastructure.

 

2       Question for study

There are a variety of issues that members will be interested in addressing within the four years of the Question. It is proposed that the key issue for study is the range and scope of techniques and solutions that are expected to play a significant role in the provision of e-application services for rural and remote areas. It is further proposed that the study should progress in stages to cover a four-year cycle in the following manner:

            Step 1 – Identification of the full range of potential techniques and solutions that can significantly impact on the provision of e-application services in rural and remote areas, with emphasis on those that employ the latest technology designed to lower infrastructure capital and operating costs taking into ample consideration for protection of global warming.

            Step 2 – Investigate and report on how the techniques identified above can be used to best deliver the range of services and applications required by rural and remote communities and adapted to the needs of users.

            Step 3 – Make an assessment of the likely commercial viability or sustainability of the techniques and solutions identified in the above steps.

            Step 4 – Report on a range of case studies that clearly demonstrate how a range of techniques, based on new technology aimed at providing reduced capital and operating cost solutions and enhancing community participation, can maximize the benefits of broadband ICT infrastructure in rural and remote areas.

In dealing with the above studies, the work under way in response to other Questions being dealt with in ITU‑D, and close coordination with relevant activities of the Questions, in particular Questions 18-1/2, 20-2/2 and also Questions 7-2/2 and 18-1/1 (Study Group 1), are highly relevant. In the same way, the studies shall take into account cases related to indigenous communities, isolated and poorly served areas and small islands, and highlight their particular needs and other particular situations which need to be considered in developing communications for these areas.

3       Expected output

The output will be a report on the results of the work conducted for each step above, together with one or more recommendations at appropriate times, either during the course of or at the conclusion of the cycle.

4       Timing

Output will be generated on a yearly basis. The output from the first year will be analysed and assessed in order to update the work plan for the next year, and so on.

5       Proposers

The Question was originally approved by WTDC‑94, revised by WTDC‑98, WTDC‑02, WTDC‑06 and WTDC-10

6          Sources of input

Contributions are required from Member States and Sector Members, as well as inputs from relevant BDT programmes, particularly those that have successfully implemented telecommunication programmes in rural and remote areas. These contributions will enable those responsible for work on the Question to develop the most appropriate conclusions, recommendations and output. The intensive use of correspondence and on line exchange of information and experiences is encouraged for additional sources of input.

7       Target audience

 

Target audience

Developed countries

Developing countries

Least developed countries (LDCs)

Telecom policy‑makers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Telecom regulators

Yes

Yes

Yes

Service providers/operators

Yes

Yes

Yes

Manufacturers

Yes

Yes

Yes

a)          Target audience

Depending on the nature of the output, upper- to middle-level managers among operators and regulators in developing and least developed countries are the predominant users of the output.

b)          Proposed methods for the implementation of the results

To be decided during the study period.

8       Proposed methods of handling the Question

Within Study Group 2.

9       Coordination

The ITU‑D study group dealing with this Question will need to coordinate with:

            Relevant focal points in BDT.

            Coordinators of relevant project and programme activities in BDT.

            Regional and scientific organizations with mandates covering the subject matter of the Question.

 

10     Other relevant information

As may become apparent within the life of this Question.

                                                                           ___________________________________

 

 

Monday, March 09, 2009 1:54:56 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [3]  | 
 Tuesday, March 03, 2009

 

Calling for inputs to the forthcoming Rapporteur抯 group March meeting

Tokyo, February 15, 2009

 

Rapporteur Group meeting on Q10-2/2 will take place at ITU headquarters during March 18-19 am. Invitation letter and the agenda may be retrieved from the following URL:

 

http://www.itu.int/md/D06-CA-CIR-0038/en

http://www.itu.int/md/D06-CA-CIR-0038/en

 

The Rapporteur would like to invite the members of Q10-2/2 group to submit input contributions to the forthcoming meeting on the following agenda items in particular:

 

1) Agenda item 5; Individual country experiences (Case studies),

2) Agenda item 7; Report/Guidelines on Question 10-2/2,

3) Agenda item 8; Proposals for Recommendations on Q10-2/2 for WTDC-10,

4) Agenda item 9; Proposals for a revised Question 10-2/2 for WTDC-10.

 

The draft analysis report on case studies Doc. 2/178 (2006-10) is available from the URL and the rest of the case studies submitted after the completion of draft analysis report is also available on the case library of the ITU-D :

 

http://www.itu.int/md/D06-SG02-C-0178/en

http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/study_groups/SGP_2006-2010/events/Case_Library/index.asp

 

Rapporteur would also like as many members as possible to participate in the forthcoming meeting with input contributions on the above agenda items. The rapporteur will also prepare the draft report, recommendation and question for the WTDC10, however input from the members and vice-rapporteur will be much appreciated for productive meeting in March.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Yasuhiko Kawasumi, ITU Association of Japan

Rapporteur for Q10-2/2 on

揟elecommunication for rural and remote areas

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 03, 2009 10:43:49 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
 Sunday, March 30, 2008

Facilitators for E-discussion topics Q10-2/2

 

29 March 2008

(Revised after the RGQ10 Geneva meeting

 in September 2007)

 

Revised Topic

Facilitator

1 Rural Technology, Infrastructure and community participation

SANZ CABRERA Julian, julian@telan.co.cu

HECTOR Paul, phector@uneca.org

 

2 Rural community development

ANAGO Richard, anago@onatel.bf

JHUNJHUNWALA Ashok, ashok@tenet.res.in

BHATTI Mushtaq Ahmad, mabhatti@moitt.gov.pk

 

3 Rural projects, Economic Viability & Sustainability

Ms SHARMA Sapna, sapnatrai@gmail.com

HECTOR Paul, phector@uneca.org

Ms. ALVAREZ Clara-Luz,  claraluz@informa.com.mx

 

4 Rural projects, Emergency Support and Environmental Monitoring

AGUNG Wiseto, wiseto@telkom.co.id

SASTROKUSUMO Utoro, utoro@ltgm.ee.itb.ac.id

ROSE John, johnrose@alumni.caltech.edu

 

5 Broadband + NGN for Rural and Remote Areas

AGUNG Wiseto, wiseto@telkom.co.id

Ms. PATNAIK Laboni, lpatnaik@qualcomm.com

 

6 Regulatory Matters for Rural and Remote Areas

MUNIKUNDA MUSATA Oscar,

manikunda_oscar@yahoo.fr

 

7 E-healthcare

NATENZON Mikhail, mnatenzo@space.ru

 

 Yasuhiko KAWASUMI, Rapporteur

Sunday, March 30, 2008 1:58:22 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1]  | 
 Monday, April 09, 2007

Facilitators for E-discussion topics

Q10-2/2

 

9 April 2007

                                                                                                          

 

Topic

Facilitator

1 Community Development

ANAGO Richard

anago@onatel.bf

2 Developing Support for Small Businesses

JHUNJHUNWALA Ashok

ashok@tenet.res.in

3 Rural technology for Social infrastructure

SANZ CABRERA Julian

julian@telan.co.cu

4 Emergency Support & Disaster Mitigation

HASAN Taufik

taufik_h@telkom.co.id

Co:SASTROKUSUMO Utoro

utoro@ltgm.ee.itb.ac.id

 

5 Sustainability, Reliability & Effectiveness

Ms SHARMA Sapna

sapnatrai@gmail.com

6 Environmental Monitoring & Protection

ROSE John

johnrose@alumni.caltech.edu

7 Economical Viability

HECTOR Paul

phector@uneca.org

8A Indices in rural area

ALVAREZ Rodolfo

ralvarez@conatel.gov.ve

8B Community participation in infrastructure

HECTOR Paul

phector@uneca.org

9 NGN for rural and remote areas

AGUNG Wiseto

wiseto@telkom.co.id

10 Broadband for rural and remote areas

Ms GRAIG Samantha

scraig@qualcomm.com

11 Regulatory Matter for rural and remote areas

MUNIKUNDA MUSATA Oscar

manikunda_oscar@yahoo.fr

12 E-Services planned or implemented in rural and remote areas

BHATTI Mushtaq Ahmad

mabhatti@moitt.gov.pk

* updated after Bandung RQG10 meeting in March 2007.

Monday, April 09, 2007 1:57:37 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1]  | 
 Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Dear e-discussion group members,


I am very pleased to know that reecently there were active debates on the capability of WiMax technology by Ms. Rebecca Mayer's input. You may visit  the following ITU-D website for the Rapporteur's Group Q10-2/2 documents for the forthcoming meeting 26-27 March, in Bandung, Indonesia . <http://www.itu.int/md/D06-RGQ10.2.2-C//e> You will find the Document RGQ10-2/2/028-E (Intel) on the WiMax techonology.

In addition to the subject of Broadband, second subject I would like to raise is on the topic of NGN for rural areas. This topic is added to the e-discussion at the last RGQ10 meeting during the last SG2 meeting proposed by Indonesian representaive. What new services would be envisaged over the NGN infrastructure in rural areas? Facilitater of this topic Mr. AGUNG Wiseto may give us his inputs to lead the debate.

Yasuhiko KAWASUMI  Rapporteur for Q10-2/2

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 5:23:01 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1]  | 

Dear e-discussion group members,


I am very pleased to know that reecently there were active debates on the capability of WiMax technology by Ms. Rebecca Mayer's input. You may visit  the following ITU-D website for the Rapporteur's Group Q10-2/2 documents for the forthcoming meeting 26-27 March, in Bandung, Indonesia . <http://www.itu.int/md/D06-RGQ10.2.2-C//e> You will find the Document RGQ10-2/2/028-E (Intel) on the WiMax techonology.


At this time, I would like to raise the question on "the requirements for broadband in rural and remote areas of developing countries."  Bit rate of 2Mbps is ideal for the internet-style services to be provided over the infrastructure offered by the Wireless(WiMax) or copper/fiber cables in rural areas. 2G mobile phone services now penetrating in most of the developing countries may not meet this requirements. I would like to seek the comments of e-discusion members on this subject. Facilitator Ms. GRAIG Samantha may lead the debate on this subject..

Yasuhiko KAWASUMI  Rapporteur for Q10-2/2

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 2:35:56 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1]  | 
 Monday, March 12, 2007

Revised list of E-discussion participants

Q10-2/2

March 2007

 

Country

Full Name

E-mail

Angola

TAVARES SILVA Victor Manuel

vmtsilva@hotmail.com

Australia

PRINS Hendrik

hendrik.prins@cemdia.com

Brazil

FREITAS Vilmar Rosa

vilmar@anatel.gov.br

Burkina Faso

ANAGO Richard

anago@onatel.bf

Burkina Faso

ZABRE Souleimane

souleimanezab@artel.bf

Burundi

NIKOYAGIZE Sabin

mtpt@cbinf.com

Cameroon

ABOUBAKAR Haman

aboubakar.haman@ties.itu.int

Cameroon

ROGER Manga Auissi

mangaleba@yahoo.fr

Canada

SMAOUI  Mahdi

smaoui@nortel.com

Canada

VISSER  John

jvisser@nortel.com

Central African Republic

YONGORO Josu

yongoro@intnet.cf

Chad

NDJEKOUNDADE Ndjerabe

ndjerabe@intnet.td

China

ZHANG Yingtang

zhangyt@ctbri.com.cn

Colombia

ASESOR Nicolas Silva Cortes

silvan@crt.gov.co

Cuba

SANZ CABRERA Juli醤

julian@telan.co.cu

Djibouti

ASSOWEH BOUH Mohamed

assoweh@intnet.dj

Djibouti

BOUH Mohamed Assoweh

assoweh@intnet.dj

Eritrea

ZERAI TEKLEHAIMANOT Mogos

zerait@eol.com.er

France

LEMAITRE Michel

michel.lemaitre@ties.itu.int

Gabonese Republic

MASSIMA-LANDJI Jean-Jacques

mission.gabon@ties.itu.int

Greece

SOTIRIOU Dimitrios

dsotiri@cc.uoa.gr

Guinea

DIAKITE Thomas

diakite_thomas@yahoo.fr

India

BANDYOPADHYAY Alankar

alankar@tenet.res.in

India

GUPTA Satyen

sngupta57@yahoo.com

India

JHUNJHUNWALA Ashok

ashok@tenet.res.in

India

RAMACHANDER Sangamitra

sangamitra.r@tenet.res.in

India

RAMACHANDRAN Anuradha

anuradha@tenet.res.in

India

SHARMA Sapna

sapnatrai@gmail.com

Indonesia

AGUNG Wiseto

wiseto@telkom.co.id

Indonesia

BASUKI Sofyan A.

sofyanab@telkom.co.id

Indonesia

HASAN Taufik

taufik_h@telkom.co.id

Indonesia

SASTROKUSUMO Utoro

utoro@ltgm.ee.itb.ac.id

Ireland

SIOCHR  Se醤

sean@nexus.ie

ITU

NTOKO Alexander

alexander.ntoko@itu.int

Japan

KAWASUMI Yasuhiko

kawasumi-yasuhiko@s3.dion.ne.jp

Japan

MIYOSHI Yukio

ymiyoshi@pj9.so-net.ne.jp

Japan

UMEZAWA Yuki

yu-umezawa@kddi.com

Kenya

KIRUI Liston

lkirui@cck.go.ke

Madagascar

RAMORASATA Naivoson

ranaivoson@omert.mg

Maldives

NASIH Mohamed

nasih@tam.gov.mv

Malta

ESCUDERO Jos

jose.escudero@ties.itu.int

Mexico

VELEZ Alberto A. Zetina

alberto.zetina@ericsson.com

Nepal

NEUPANE Chudaraj

rajjnep@yahoo.com

Oman

AL SHARJI  Mohammed Sultan

mohammed@tra.gov.om

Oman

AL-ISMAILY Mohammed

mohd@tra.gov.om

Oman

SALEEM Mohammed

saleem@tra.gov.om

Pakistan

BHATTI Mushtaq Ahmad

mabhatti@moitt.gov.pk

Papua New Guinea

WENA Samson

swena@pangtel.gov.pg

Peru

MESIA RIOS Jorge Edgar

jmesia@mtc.gob.pe

Rep. Guinea

DIAKITE Thomas T.

diakite_Thomas@yahoo..fr

Republic of the Congo

MINGA BOPE Emmanuel

emmingabo@yahoo.fr

Romania

ANDREESCU Rene

mugurel.andreescu@ties.itu.int

Saudi Arabia

GASSEM Nabil A.

ngassem@stc.com.sa

Spain

GONZALEZ Blanca

bgonzalezg@mityc.es

Sri Lanka

AMARASIRI  P. R.

rene@trc.gov.lk

Suriname

PELSWYK Wilgo

pelswijk@tas.cq-link.sr

Tanzania

GUNDULA Philemon Seth

dg@tcra.go.tz

Tanzania

SHILLA Peter Marko

peter.shilla@tcra.go.tz

Tunisia

BONGUI Mohamed

mohamed.bongui@cert.mincom.tn

Tunisia

RADDAOUI B閏hir

Bechir.raddaoui@mincom.tn

Turkey

MULUK Turhan

turhan.muluk@intel.com

Uganda

BUGABA Simon

stripleb@ucc.co.ug

UK

HARISON-HARVEY  Matthew

matthew.harrison-harvey@vodafon.com

UNESCO

HECTOR Paul

p.hector@unesco.org

USA

HARRIS Vernita

vharris@ntia.doc.gov

USA

MAYER Rebecca

Rmayer@winrock.org

USA

SAKS Andrea

asaks@waitrose.com

USA

GRAIG Samantha

scraig@qualcomm.com

USA

SANDERS Amy

alsanders@lucent.com

USA

SINGER Meredith

msinger@tiaonline.org

Venezuela

ALVAREZ Rodolfo

ralvarez@conatel.gov.ve

Zimbabwe

MAGODO Gideon

gmagodo@telone.co.zw

Democratic Republic of the Congo

MUNIKUNDA MUSATA Oscar

manikunda_oscar@yahoo.fr

 

 

 

Monday, March 12, 2007 12:17:54 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [2]  | 
 Monday, January 08, 2007

Dear ITU-D SG2 Rapportuer?s Group Q10-2/2 members,

A Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2007 to all of you.

By the kind invitation of Indonesian Administration, RGQ10-2/2 will hold the meeting in Badung 26-27 March 2007 together with the workshop on ?disaster communications? 28 March, and RGQ22-2/2 on ?disaster communications? 29-30 March.

Taking this opportunity , I would like to invite you to actively participate in the e-discussion which was approved by the last ITU-D SG2 meeting in autumn 2006. Also I would encourage you to contribute case studies to the forthcoming meeting using the format in the following ITU-D website http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/CDS/gq/sgq10-2-2.html as approved by the said SG2 meeting. Your input could make the forthcoming meeting productive and beneficial. Indonesian Administration is now collaborating with BDT for facilitating as many delegates as possible to participate in the meeting including provision of fellowship for the LDC participants.

The following is the new arrangements to facilitate the e-discussion members to participates in the e-discussion on 10 different topics authorized by the SG2 meeting(Ref. SG2 and RGQ10 report http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/study_groups/SGP_2006-2010/SG2/SG2-index.html ). Mr. Yukio Miyoshi(contracted consultant with the BDT e-strategy unit) and myself in collaboration with IT department of BDT and under the support of Mr. Alexander Ntoko are promoting e-discussion according to the work plan of the Q10-2/2 for the period of 2006-2010.

Q10 Group has the web log page at http://www.itu.int/ituweblogs/ITU-D-SG2-Q10/ since last year. Some of the participants to E-discussion might find using the web log not appropriate for their working environment. Access speed to the internet is insufficient, or may not check the web log pages frequently.

We established a E-mail distribution address, q10fora@pj9.so-net.ne.jp, for automatic distributions of your inputs to all participants. These inputs could be a simple opinion, an input to be posted on the Weblog, or any other e-mail, so long as those documents are supposed to be read by the E-discussion participants. Please do not send e-mails which are personal or intended to be received by the part of the E-discussion group, because the redistribution of your e-mail through q10fora@pj9.so-net.ne.jp is automatic.

E-mails thus sent to the above address will be distributed to the current participants of about 70 people, including your e-mail address. The contents will be later posted on the Q10 web log page by administrator (Mr. Miyoshi). If these automatic mails should be sent to your different E-mail address or if you prefer not to receive it, please let me know at kawasumi-yasuhiko@s3.dion.ne.jp.

This new feature will supplement the Weblog functions for easy confirmation of what discussion is going on. Also we expect this facilitates exchange of opinions by using normal e-mail correspondence method among all the registered participants.

 

Yasuhiko KAWSUMI

Rapporteur for Q10-2/2 on ?Telecommunications for Rural and Remote Areas?

kawasumi-yasuhiko@s3.dion.ne.jp

(Yukio Miyoshi, Contracted administrator, ymiyoshi@pj9.so-net.ne.jp)

Monday, January 08, 2007 10:21:29 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
 Sunday, September 24, 2006

Facilitators for E-discussion topics

Q10-2/2

 

23 September 2006

 

Topic

Facilitator

1 Community Development

ANAGO Richard

anago@onatel.bf

2 Developing Support for Small Businesses

JHUNJHUNWALA Ashok

ashok@tenet.res.in

3 Rural technology for Social infrastructure

SANZ CABRERA Julian

julian@telan.co.cu

4 Emergency Support & Disaster Mitigation

HASAN Taufik

taufik_h@telkom.co.id

Co:SASTROKUSUMO Utoro

utoro@ltgm.ee.itb.ac.id

 

5 Sustainability, Reliability & Effectiveness

Ms SHARMA Sapna

sapnatrai@gmail.com

6 Environmental Monitoring & Protection

ROSE John

johnrose@alumni.caltech.edu

7 Economical Viability

HECTOR Paul

phector@uneca.org

8A Indices in rural area

ALVAREZ Rodolfo

ralvarez@conatel.gov.ve

8B Community
participation in infrastructure

HECTOR Paul

phector@uneca.org

9 NGN for rural and remote areas

AGUNG Wiseto

wiseto@telkom.co.id

10 Broadband for rural and remote areas

Ms GRAIG Samantha

scraig@qualcomm.com

11 Regulatory Matter for rural and remote areas

MUNIKUNDA MUSATA Oscar

manikunda_oscar@yahoo.fr

 

 

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 Sunday, January 15, 2006

Facilitators for E-discussion topics

 

 

15 January 2006 

 

Topic

Subtopic

Status

Facilitator

1 Community Development

 

Confirmed

ANAGO Richard

anago@onatel.bf

2 Developing Support for Small Businesses

 

Confirmed

JHUNJHUNWALA Ashok

ashok@tenet.res.in

3 Rural technology for Social infrastructure

 

Confirmed

SANZ CABRERA Julian

julian@telan.co.cu

4 Emergency Support & Disaster Mitigation

 

Confirmed

HASAN Taufik

taufik_h@telkom.co.id

Co:SASTROKUSUMO Utoro

utoro@ltgm.ee.itb.ac.id

 

5 Sustainability, Reliability & Effectiveness

 

Confirmed

SHARMA Sapna

sapnatrai@gmail.com

6 Environmental Monitoring & Protection

 

Confirmed

ROSE John

johnrose@alumni.caltech.edu

7 Economical Viability

 

Confirmed

HECTOR Paul

phector@uneca.org

8 Other

 

8A Indices in rural area

Confirmed

ALVAREZ Rodolfo

ralvarez@conatel.gov.ve

8B Community
participation in infrastructure

Confirmed

HECTOR Paul

phector@uneca.org

 

 Administrator

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 Monday, October 31, 2005

Topic 8A: Indices and Indicators in Rural Areas.

 

 

The conditions in rural areas, in certain countries, differ to the conditions in zones of great urban development. In many cases special geographic and social characteristics, centers populated dispersed with little population density require of special strategies to be able to understand the problem and of this form to find the best solution possible. The indices and indicators thought from the reality of the rural areas constitute an important tool like part of these strategies.

 

Facilitator 8A: ALVAREZ Rodolfo, 28 September 2005

 

Spanish Text:

 

Las condiciones en 醨eas rurales, en ciertos pa韘es, difieren en gran medida de las condiciones en zonas de gran desarrollo urbano. En muchos casos caracter韘ticas geogr醘icas y sociales especiales, centros poblados dispersos con poca densidad poblacional requieren de estrategias especiales para poder entender el problema y de esta forma encontrar la mejor soluci髇 posible. Los 韓dices e indicadores pensados desde la realidad de las 醨eas rurales constituyen una herramienta importante como parte de estas estrategias.

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Document Submission Procedures
for E-discussion forum forQ10-1/2
"Communications for rural and remote areas"

10 October 2005

1 General
E-discussion forum for Question 10-1/2 on the topics as defined by ITU-D Doc. 2/283 Rev1
has been approved by the ITU-D SG2 meeting in September 2005 and will be conducted by
the support of the focal point for Question 10-1/2, i.e. the BDT Secretariat E-strategies
Unit-IsAP Programme 3.  It will continue until the next WTDC-06.
E-discussion forum will be mainly conducted via internet on the weblog page of ITU-D
website. To participate in the e-discussion forum, it is requested to register and submit their
names, e-mai address, etc. to the e-strategy unit of the ITU BDT by the application form as
attached. E-discussion forum is conducted by the following registered participants withthe
roles as defined below;facilitators, authors, general participants and the administrator.The
method of conducting the e-discussion and contact information for inquiries and posting
inputs are also given below.

Topic 1: Community Development
Topic 2: Developing Support for Small Businesses
Topic 3: Rural technology for Social infrastructure-
Topic 4: Emergency Support & Disaster Mitigation
Topic 5: Sustainability/Reliability/Effectiveness
Topic 6: Environmental Monitoring / Protection
Topic 7: Economical Viability
Topic 8: Any Other Comment

2 Facilitator
- Leads the discussion by contributing periodic entries(inputs) on his Topic and posting them
on the forum site.
- Checks comments given by participants on his/her entry.
- Reviews the documents contributed by Authors and post them on the forum site.
- Reviews and authorizes the documents contributed by Participants. Post the authorized
documents on the forum site.
- produces the final report on the topic of his/her responsibility as output of the
E-discussions.
- Coordinate with Administrator and members for the topic of his/her responsibility

3 Author
- Actively join the discussions by contributing entries. Authors are authorized to post the
entries, by sending them to the facilitator for the topic.

4 Participants
- Participants are registered members of the E-discussion forum for each topic.  They need to represent ITU-D members.

- Facilitators and Authors are also participants.

- Participants read the entries for each topic and make comments and send them to the facilitators concerned or may post them directly on the forum page concerned. Participant may, if so wishes,  also contribute a full input by sending his document to the topic Facilitator for his review, approval and posting as an entry.

5 Administrator
- Coordinate the activities with Facilitators, ITU BDT E-strategies Unit and Rapporteur,  for
smooth running of the E-discussion forum, including the maintenance  of weblog software.

6 Method of posting entries(Inputs)

At the start, we will use the method (1), a manual method, which is the easiest for Facilitator. 
Other methods could be used as options to choose by Facilitator, when they are available
without problems.(at this moment they are being tested)

Alternative 1)  Posting by Administrator
- Facilitator simply sends the document by e-mail to Administrator at:
yukio.miyoshi@itu.int
- The document should contain at the end, the writer's name and the document
category(ies); it will be used to classify the document by Administrator

Alternative 2)  Direct posting by Facilitator
- Facilitator accesses the weblog software and log in for posting the document.
- Facilitator will be given the log-in name and password.

7 Access to the site
To access the e-discussion weblog site, log in at either of the following URLs from your
browser.


http://www.itu.int/ituweblogs/ITU-D-SG2-Q10/

http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/study_groups/SGP_2002-2006/SG2/Edis/

8 Topic Categories
All the entries(inputs) are classified into categories: topic1 to topic8. There is a category
"notices" for administrative entries.

Category "Q10" is the general category, which is related from topic1 to topic8.

To see only the entries on a particular topic, click that topic on the right hand side.

9 To return to home page(HP)
To go back to the home page, click the title "ITU-D Study Group 2 Question 10".

10 Making comments online
Click "comment" under each entry, then type in your name, e-mail address and your
comment on the entry.

Then type in the 5-letter code displayed at the left end, and click the submit button.
(note: at this moment, when click the submit button, some error message appears.
Disregard it and click return button of the browser and continue. Your comment has been
properly sent.)

11 Submitting your entry to facilitator
By the permission and possible editing by the facilitator, you could put your observation or
opinion as an entry. Please send your document by e-mail to the topic facilitator. The list of
facilitators is on the forum site with category = notice.

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For registration form, click here.

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Administrator

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To get the list of participants of each discussion topic, please click each topic below:

topic 1topic 2topic 3, topic 4, topic 5, topic 6, topic 7, topic 8

Administrator

Monday, October 31, 2005 3:58:04 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

Previous documents relating to RGQ10-1/2 are found:

(1)  the case studies of Rural Communications: Africa, Americas, Arab region, Asia, Europe & CIS

(2)  Click here for documents of Rapporteur Group 10

(3)  Click here for documents of Study Group 2

(4)  Click here for the Final Report of Focus Group 7

 

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E-discussions forum was agreed at June 2005 Tokyo meeting on Q10-1/2.  Registration forms were distributed at September Geneva meeting on SG2 for the e-discussions. 

E-discuusions will be conducted on the ITU weblog platform, using dasBlog software.

There are 8 topics for the discuusions. All participants will access to the same web page.  By selecting a topic which he is interested in, the participant is able to see the entries of the selected topic.

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