[DC3] RES: Guadalajara Declaration and DC3 Report
nicoechaniz at altermundi.net
Thu Nov 17 06:45:39 UTC 2016
In the last version: Declaration on Community Connectivity v.3.1
(UPDATED on 4 November) https://pad.codigosur.org/GuadalajaraDeclaration
... the wording is changed.
Would you still consider it important to add a mention to affordability?
How would you phrase it in the current version?
As to being too late, I understand we can still work on this text even
during the IGF until we finalize a first version that will become an
outcome of the event from the DC3.
On 11/16/2016 12:39 PM, Steve Song wrote:
> I realise it is too late now but I just want to re-register my concern
> about using statistics that imply access without any context such as
> affordability or accessibility. Actual mobile subscribers in 2016 are
> estimated at 4.6B against a global population of 7.4B. This is without
> even touching on the issue of users with two, three, and four SIM cards,
> which we all know is widespread in poor countries.... because of
> affordability. I think the "2G coverage" framing serves the operators
> but does not serve the people.
> Cheers... Steve
> GSMA say 4.7B but given these are industry statistics, I choose the
> slightly more conservative one.
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