[DC3] RES: Guadalajara Declaration and DC3 Report

Steve Song steve at villagetelco.org
Thu Nov 17 13:08:46 UTC 2016


I think it's better and I can live with it but I think it paints a rosier
picture of affordable access to voice than currently exists.  We can
discuss in Guadalajara.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Cheers... Steve

On 17 November 2016 at 02:45, Nicolás Echániz <nicoechaniz at altermundi.net>
wrote:

> 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.
>
>
> Cheers,
> Nico
>
>
>
> 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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