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Friday, December 9 • 11:30 - 13:00
WS161: Public Wi-Fi/Open access models in developing countries

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The  workshop aims to discuss whether open access/public Wi-Fi models are an effective new form of demand aggregation able to leverage the increased availability of Internet enable mobile-devices in environments where even the cost effective broadband models produce services that are unaffordable for many people. The discussion will examine various public, private and public private interplay models being deployed to provide public access and how such models might make better use of universal services funds or substitute obligations with public access provisioning by licensees. It will explore the success factors of various models including consideration of what constitutes a conducive policy and regulatory environment for Public Wi-Fi. It will be held in a flash presentation/workshop format to ensure participation and knowledge sharing amongst attendees. 

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Geerdts, Christopher
Munyua, Alice
Rey-Moreno, Carlos
Yedaly, Moctar
Song, Stephen
Heurta, Erick 


Session Organizers
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Chenai Chair

Researcher/Comms&Evaluation Advisor, Research ICT Africa
My focus is on the impact of ICTs on end users and evidence based policy development. I am currently working on a project on understanding the why end users access the internet in a particular way. My most recent projects include a supply side assessment of zero rating; public wi-fi in South Africa and pricing trends. I am interested in young people and access and gendered issues of internet governance.


Friday December 9, 2016 11:30 - 13:00
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

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