Power is Unlocking Socio-economic Benefits All Across The World That Change Lives
internet usage continues to grow around the globe, there remains a substantial
rural digital divide, especially in developing countries. Improving access to
reliable mobile connectivity in rural communities will unlock a variety of
opportunities for socioeconomic progress.
costly, and unreliable infrastructure continues to inhibit the expansion of
broadband access in every corner of the globe. Through innovative Smart
Off-Grid technology, remote rural communities can attain access to reliable,
affordable connectivity. Let’s explore the socio-economic benefits that can be
attained by bringing more communities online with Smart Off-Grid power.
This infographic from Visual Capitalist shows the substantial
population still not connected to the internet, which is heavily concentrated
in Africa and South Asia.
is a fundamental building block of socioeconomic progress. By expanding access
to reliable internet service, both the accessibility and quality of education
in developing rural communities can be markedly improved. However, according to Internet Society, a lack of access to low-cost
internet service with sufficient bandwidth inhibits online education in
developing countries. In the Least Developed
Countries, the cost of broadband internet access
is greater than 5% of the average national income, whereas, in wealthy
countries, it is less than 1%. Therefore, a low-cost infrastructure solution is imperative to
improve education in rural developing regions.
Off-Grid powers telecommunications to enable connectivity that enhances
education in rural regions. Smart Off-Grid power systems are actively managed on
an ongoing basis resulting in power systems that are much smaller and have
lower CapEx costs, but uptime is still maintained. In addition, Smart
Off-Grid’s remote troubleshooting and maintenance tools virtually eliminate
on-site maintenance visits. In doing so, Smart Off-Grid slashes the operating
costs of power systems. Therefore, Smart Off-Grid power can help overcome the
cost barrier of rural connectivity, and improve education in rural communities
through telecom service.
is a critical opportunity for economic development. The digitization of the
economy will improve the flow of money, goods and services, leading to greater
overall economic efficiency. By incorporating the internet into business
operations, small businesses will be able to unlock newfound efficiencies and
lower their costs. As well, online banking services will afford individuals
greater financial freedom and an opportunity to participate in non-local
markets. Overall, E-Commerce services will foster greater economic growth for
an E-Commerce sector, reliable network connectivity is essential. The
advantages afforded by E-Commerce for businesses and individuals are of little
value if telecommunications infrastructure is inadequate and service frequently
drops. Therefore, Smart Off-Grid power is crucial to the development of the
E-Commerce sector. The remote monitoring tools provided by Smart Off-Grid allow
for 24/7 system visibility, so operators can be sure service uptime is maximized.
In addition, power consumption can be dynamically managed to ensure that
connectivity is never down when it is needed the most.
telehealth industry is rapidly expanding in Africa, fuelled by the growth of
internet usage. According to the Africa Telehealth Conference, less than 50% of Africans have access to modern health
facilities. Many countries in Africa spend less than 10% of their GDP on health
care, leading to a shortage of proper health care facilities. However, the
telehealth industry has the potential to expand the capacity of healthcare in
developing regions, which would go a long way toward making healthcare
Once again, bringing telehealth to
remote rural communities is dependent on having reliable internet connectivity.
Smart Off-Grid power enables mobile connectivity to be implemented at a very low cost without compromising service reliability. Therefore, Smart Off-Grid technology
is the low-cost power solution needed to overcome the challenges of rural
telephony and support the rollout of telehealth to bring healthcare to millions
Ultimately, internet connectivity
unlocks a range of socio-economic benefits. E-Commerce, education, and
telehealth services can all be made available or improved through access to the
internet. Smart Off-Grid power is the low-cost power solution for telecom which
will enable the accelerated deployment of mobile connectivity in rural regions,
therefore opening the door for socioeconomic advancement.
Smart Off-Grid power does more than just
enable telecommunications anywhere and everywhere. It provides energy
forecasting, intelligent analytics, and remote management that lowers both the
initial and ongoing costs of a telecommunications site and provides maximum uptime,
longest life and easy installation and maintenance. It reduces the barrier
between the connected and unconnected to unlock socio-economic benefits worldwide.
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