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BasicInternet:Free Access to Information in Europe

Title BasicInternet:Free Access to Information in Europe
Place Zoom.us
Date, Time 2020/09/14, 1130-1230
Contact Person Josef.Noll
Participants Jorge Pereira
related to Project BasicInternet
Keywords 5GforAll, 6G, SDGs
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Situation in Europe on Rural Connectivity

  • 50 Million people in Europe - about 10% of the population only have 3G
  • cost to connect with broadband for all are 250 Billion Euros

EU activities:

  • H2020 call on cross-border hinders (100 M€ call)
  • 5G coverage of these main corridors, new call coming up (~100 M€)
  • Idea: connectivity along the major highways will trigger connectivity of villages close to the high-ways
  • Coverage of rural areas: - coverage of highways, as entry to rural areas ("cross border corridors - 1 billion Euro")
  • costs for 1 Billion for school, hospitals, police, fire brigade connectivity

Triggers for market take-up

Access to information is a social right

  • Establish at least one Information Spot (InfoSpot) in each village providing free access to information for all
  • Radio tower for 700 MHz rural coverage - basic wireless access 1 Mbit/s (up to 10 Mbit/s)
  • Establishing the market demand through scale up from base connectivity

Regulations for access to information is a social right (#5GforAll)

Other ideas

  • 5G backbone with Multi-MIMO to serve the InfoSpots in the villages (and initial connectivity to schools, police,….)
  • Wifi4EU with free access to information
  • Free access to information at home, split architecture (MyWiFi and InfoInternet)


Background information

Publications from our work: DigI:Publications, containing