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BasicInternet:WWRF Online Seminar - 20Oct2020

Title BasicInternet:WWRF Online Seminar - 20Oct2020
Date, Time 2020/10/20, 1500-1600h Oslo/Brussels time
Contact Person Knud Erik Skouby
Participants Josef.Noll, Knud Erik Skouby
related to Project BasicInternet
Keywords 6G, National Knowledge Portal, SDGs, WWRF
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About the Webinar

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Dear Colleague

This is just a reminder for you to join us for the second in our series of online seminars. The idea is to expand on some of the most significant talks given at our recent WWRF meeting, and give more time for exposition and discussion. On this occasion we are delighted to have Professor Josef Noll of the University of Oslo and the Basic Internet Foundation to discuss the future of wireless communications into the next generation and beyond. The seminar will be chaired by Prof. Knud Erik Skouby of Aalborg University. To join please use the GoToMeeting details attached below. Please pass this invitation on to others who may be interested. Details of further seminars in the series are on our website.

Dr Nigel Jefferies WWRF Chairman

6G for Digital Inclusion and as a Catalyst for Sustainable Development Goals

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WWRF Online Seminar - 20Oct2020
Josef Noll 20 October 2020 Agenda 2030, 6G, Digital Inclusion, National Knowledge Portal

Though the Mobile Industry has had tremendous success in including about half of the population to the Internet, the digital divide has just become bigger. 5G, Industry4.0, IoT, AI, Smart Cities are mainly technology driven, and do not sufficiently answer the societal challenges.

Knowing that we will only reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) without digital inclusion requires a paradigm shift. Thus, 6G needs to address Digital Inclusion and Sustainable Development: "It is not a question of affordability, it is a question of sustainability to get everyone participating in the digital society".

Free access to information should be a human right. The talk will argue and demonstrate that free access to information («Internet Lite») is viable, affordable, and easy to implement. Having activities in 8 countries, with 5 of them being in Africa, the Foundation has demonstrated that knowledge uptake has substantially increased. Experiences from the roll-out of #InformationSpots in rural Tanzania are presented, supporting the freemium model for access: free access to information to every village, every school, medical dispensary and governmental building to foster digital inclusion and societal empowerment, and premium access for broadband services.

The main focus is on the business model for digital inclusion through the introduction of a National Knowledge Portal. Through the free access to such a Knowledge Portal we can build the base for innovations needed to combat the climate crisis and the need for decent work.

Bio Josef Noll

Besides being Professor at UiO, Josef Noll is Secretary General of the Basic Internet Foundation. The Foundation was established by UiO and Kjeller Innovation, to solely focus on digital inclusion. From his industrial background as group leader in Telenor R&D, he has a deep understanding of mobile development.

Prof. Noll is project leader of the "Non-discriminating Access for Digital Inclusion" (DigI) and the "Security for IoT for Smart Grids" project, as well as involved in several Digital Health projects. Besides his academic background, he has worked in SIEMENS (DE), European Space Agency (NL) and Telenor (NO).

How to connect

WWRF Online Seminar: 6G for Digital Inclusion and as a Catalyst for Sustainable Development Goals Tue, Oct 20, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (BST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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