IFC Four-Country Mobile Money Presentation
Steve's presentation provided evidence that in developing countries m-money is an alternative to cash while in a developed country m-money is a complement to existing e-payment options. As an alternative, the m-money requirement is for low cost, low speed infrequent transactions but as a complement, the requirement is for high speed, high volume transactions. The greatest opportunity for m-money is at the stage where m-money provides an alternative means to traditional existing financial services; this is also where it has biggest development impact. The central innovation of the paper is what Intelecon calls the "mobile money demand curve". A country’s location on the m-money demand curve determines the kind of m-money business model that should be developed. For more information, click through to the full IFC Four Country Mobile Money Report: http://www.ifc.org/ifcext/globalfm.nsf/Content/Mobile+Money+Study+2011
Steve speaking at the Africa Mobile Money Research Conference in Nairobi
Steve talking to Tim Waema, the organizer of the AMMR conference
Evaluation and Assessment of the Universal Access Programs of Mongolia: ICIDP/CRC Universal Access Program - Evaluation of Results and Lessons Learned
Prepared by Intelecon's Managing Director Andrew Dymond. An overview of the related project can be viewed at the World Bank website here.
Considering Number Portability In The Caribbean
Prepared by Intelecon's Christopher Smithers for the 8th Annual OOCUR Conference held in Ocho Rios Jamaica in November 2010. Its related paper can be viewed here
Universal Service: The trends, opportunities and best practices for universal access to broadband services
Was prepared by Intelecon's Andrew Dymond for the 8th Annual OOCUR Conference held in Ocho Rios Jamaica in November 2010. Its related paper can be viewed here.
Workshop on Universal Access and Service (UAS) and Broadband Development.
Presented by the Intelecon Team of Andrew Dymond, Kyle Whiting, and Steve Esselaar at the World Bank, Washington DC on 23 November 2009.
The purpose of the workshop was two-fold: (1) to provide GICT personnel and affiliated groups with a general overview of approaches to UAS, the current status and trends. This includes broadband strategies and the importance of e-applications for development; and (2) to facilitate a discussion with GICT personnel involved or interested in UAS and broadband projects regarding the lessons learned, and a brainstorming on strategy for future Bank operations (in light of the Bank developing a new ICT sector strategy).
The presentation is also available through the World Bank website here.
Training Workshop on Universal Access & Service and Rural Broadbands.
Workshop 1a - Universal Access & Service: Concepts, Trends and Main Approaches
Workshop 1b - Policy Framework & Development
Workshop 1c - Rural Broadband: The Changing Paradigm
Workshop 2a - Universal Access & Service: Implementation
Workshop 2b - Competitive Bidding & Field Demand Studies
Presented by the Intelecon Team - Andrew Dymond, Sonja Oestmann, Christopher Smithers, Kyle Whiting, and Steve Esselaar - at the Training Workshop on Universal Access & Service and Rural Broadband based upon the Universal Access and Service Module of the online ICT Regulation Toolkit. Organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), with support from the infoDev and hosted jointly with the ITU ASP Centre of Excellence (CoE) Network Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Node in Malaysia, it took place in Kuala Lumpur, 2-5 December, 2008.
Universal Access & infrastructure sharing practices
Presented by Sonja Oestmann at the ITU Global Symposium for Regulators in Pattaya, Thailand, March 13, 2008, this is an Introduction to the Universal Access and Service Module of the online ICT Regulation Toolkit.