Investigation of the replicability of a microfinance approach to extending telecommunications access to marginal customers, version 3.1

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dc.contributor.author Knight-John, Malathy
dc.contributor.author Zainudeen, Ayesha
dc.contributor.author Khan, Abu Saeed
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-26T19:21:39Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-26T19:21:39Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/41884
dc.description Copublished with LIRNEasia en
dc.description.abstract This study is an attempt to examine and document particular sets of solutions that have emerged for the extension of telecommunications access to marginal customers in Bangladesh, under the Grameen Village Phone (VP) program. The VP program has been successful in providing access to telecommunications to over 45 percent of the villages in Bangladesh through providing microfinance to villagers to purchase a mobile phone and a GrameenPhone connection, which is then operated as a payphone, providing access to fellow villagers for a charge. This is particularly impressive in a country that had 3.44 telecom (fixed plus mobile) subscribers per one hundred inhabitants in 2004. The VP program has been hailed as a unique case in the development of rural telecom infrastructure... en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (44 p. : ill.) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher World Dialogue on Regulation for Network Economies (WDR), Lyngby, DK en
dc.relation.ispartof WDR dialogue theme 3rd cycle discussion paper WRD0506 en
dc.subject FINANCIAL SERVICES en
dc.subject TELECOMMUNICATIONS en
dc.subject INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY en
dc.subject POVERTY ALLEVIATION en
dc.subject RURAL AREAS en
dc.subject BANGLADESH en
dc.title Investigation of the replicability of a microfinance approach to extending telecommunications access to marginal customers, version 3.1 en
dc.type Working Paper en
idrc.project.number 102450
idrc.project.componentnumber 102450007
idrc.project.title ICT Governance for Poverty Reduction en
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en


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