Utilizing alternative spectrum technologies is key to connecting millions of people in Africa to the internet, as the amount of bandwidth available will increase whilst costs are reduced, according to the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA).
Speaking on the second day of the Industry Forum for Converged Digital Media, DSA Treasurer Mark Rotter emphasized the need for dynamic spectrum access and the benefits it could bring to communities around the world who are lacking internet access.
"The time is now for industry stakeholders to come together to address and fully understand how to manage and utilize spectrum access, as the demand for wireless connectivity continues to grow," said Rotter. "Progress is being made in Africa but there is still so much left to do and achieve. The DSA believes that the implementation of alternative technologies that allow service providers to reach the unconnected and underserved is critical in closing the digital divide that exists not just in Africa, but all over the world."
He added: "There has been a common recognition from policy makers that dynamic spectrum is critical to connecting those without internet access, which...