Wave-after-Wave in this ongoing pandemic, the one element that has been greatly highlighted, is the need for robust Internet connectivity and bridging the digital divide across the globe. Remote learning, working, healthcare, conducting businesses and other key socio-economic activities have become universal and hence have exposed the still wide digital divide across regions and communities..
NSR discussed bridging the digital divide. “There is a digital divide within Malaysia today. In order to bridge this divide, we can leverage the advantage of satellite infrastructure, not only to leapfrog but quantum leapfrog infrastructure challenges. “Satellite is instrumental in bridging the gap in dense urban and thinly populated rural areas,” [they explained] in.
Discussing how post Covid-19 Satcoms recover, “Market addressability in backhaul, digital divide, and broadband has increased exponentially, 3-10x times with new CAPEX efficiencies”.
Connecting the “other 3 billion” is a recurring motto for the satcom Industry. Unfortunately, the reality is that the impact on mitigating the digital divide is still modest.