The Freemium Model for Access - Internet Lite
The Freemium Model for Access: Internet Lite
|Problem description:|| Internet lite is the terminology used to address the free access to information for all. The role of digital technology in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is well-established and integrated into the Agenda 2030.
Digital access is the key to digital development – a global public good which can act as a catalyst towards achieving sustainability, participation and inclusive development. Digitalisation is intrinsic to achieving good health (SDG 3), good education (SDG 4), equality and empowerment (SDGs 5 and 10), decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), partnership (SDG 17), all driven by SDG 9 – industrial innovation and infrastructure. Internet lite establishes the freemium (free & premium) model for digital access. Free access to information, being text, pictures and local video, and premium access to broadband content such as video and games. The concept was established by the Basic Internet Foundation in order to enable digital inclusion in developing economies.
Though the concept focussed primarily on developing economies, it is of imminent importance for individuals, companies and societies at large. The freemium access to the Internet empowers everyone. Digital empowerment for all will create the necessary basis for industrial uptake, equipping individuals and communities with life and coping skills. The widening digital divide between urban and rural, and between people with or without digital access prevents people from achieving full access to health, education and decent work.
The Internet lite concept is supported by the InfoInternet standard.
|Methods and Tools:|| The tools and methods in this thesis are based on
|Time schedule|| The envisaged time schedule (for a long thesis/60 ECTS) is:
|Pre-Knowledge||This thesis includes a reasonable amount of programming. The envisaged thesis is based on radio communications, thus expects the user to have followed at least two radio-related courses|
|Keywords||Digital Inclusion, Basic Internet, Freemium Access|
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This page provides hints on what to include in your master thesis.
Title page, abstract, ...
- 1. Introduction, containing: short intro into the area, what is happening
- 1.1 Motivation, containing: what triggered me to write about what I'm writing about
- 1.2 Methods, containing: which methods are you using, how do you apply them
- 2. Scenario, optional chapter for explaining some use cases
- 2.1 user scenario, (bad name, needs something bedre)
- 2.2 Requirements/Technological challenges
- 3. State-of-the art/Analysis of technology, structure your content after hardware/SW (or other domains). Describe which technologies might be used to answer the challenges, and how they can answer the challenges
- 3.1 technology A
- 3.2 technology B
- 4. Implementation
- 4.1 Architecture, functionality
- 5. Evaluation
- 6. Conclusions
Your thesis should have a "red line", which is visible throughout the whole thesis. This means you should mention in the beginning of each chapter how the chapter contributes to the "goals of the thesis".
Use of scientific methods
A thesis follows a standard method:
- describe the problem (problemstilling)
- extract the challenges. These challenges should be measurable, e.g. method is too slow to be useful to voice handover.
- Analyse technology with respect to challenges. Don't write & repeat "everything" from a certain technology, concentrate on those parts (e.g. protocols) which are of importance for your problem
- Wikipedia is good to use to get an overview on what is happening. But there is not scientific verification of Wikipedia, thus you should use wikipedia only in the introduction of a chapter (if you use text from wikipedia). Use scientific literature for your thesis.
- Scientific library is "at your hand", you can get there directly from UiO: [[How to get access to IEEE, Springer and other scientific literature -> Unik/UiOLibrary]]
- I suggest that references to web pages, e.g. OASIS, W3C standards, are given in a footnote. Only if you find white papers or other .pdf documents on a web page then you refer to them in the reference section.
Evaluation of own work
Perform an evaluation of your own work. Revisit the challenges and discuss in how you fulfilled them. Provide alternative solution and discuss what should be done (or what could have been done).