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Rural Communications and Universal Access

Connecting rural communities to ICT 

Over 40% of the world’s population lives in rural and remote areas of developing countries and have difficult or no access to even basic telecommunications services. Development of telecommunications in rural and remote areas, therefore forms an important mission of the ITU Development sector. This site is meant to allow all stakeholders to the fulfilment  of this mission to join efforts with  BDT .

 Individuals, researchers, NGOs, corporations, government bodies are invited to share their experience by contributing to the case library.  The case library contains reports on initiatives to develop and implement rural applications and making best use of technology innovations.

Pilot projects are projects sponsored by BDT, in collaboration with partners to demonstrate the feasibility of applications aimed at meeting the need of  rural communities. BDT is interested  in partnering with international organisations, NGOs, suppliers and rural communities. To explore partnership opportunities, please contact


Renewable energy and rural communities

 In cooperation with leading experts in the field, the ITU is working to produce a handbook outlining theoretical and practical expertise related to renewable energy solutions for small scale ICT development. If you wish to participate please contact



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