[DC3] RES: Guadalajara Declaration and DC3 Report

Nicolás Echániz nicoechaniz at altermundi.net
Thu Nov 17 06:45:39 UTC 2016

Hi steve.

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
> https://www.statista.com/statistics/274774/forecast-of-mobile-phone-users-worldwide/
> http://www.gsma.com/mobileeconomy/
> GSMA say 4.7B but given these are industry statistics, I choose the
> slightly more conservative one.

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