Sustainable Villages for Development
The reduced and/or non-existent access to ICT (along with poor education and health systems) negatively impact the human development index of a society, and contributes to the digital divide witnessed nowadays. This characterizes the remote areas of developing countries, limiting their social and economic capacity to grow.
SV4D is a collection of hardware and software tailored to answer the needs of undeserved communities, which still lack access to ICT today, focusing on:
> Promoting the digital inclusion of citizens, offering them access to an infrastructure for broadband Internet. Being far away from urban centres and having low population density make such communities unattractive for operators from a profit perspective, thus contributing to their isolation and increasing digital divide. SV4D adapts existing technology to connect citizens, filling in this digital gap;
> Improving the quality of life by employing a service framework that provides support to services such as health and education. This framework simulates permanent connectivity (based on the concept of Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networks), allowing the exchange of data (i.e., e-books, diagnosis) between mobile deviced until the information reaches a connected area, and then being forwarded to the desired destination (i.e., schools, doctors);
> Reducing deployment costs by allowing flexible and interoperable integration into existing networks, extending their capillarity and refraining from costly investments on infrastructure (i.e., optical fiber).
SV4D allows citizens the contact with Internet, proving that the barrier between digital devices and information access can be overcome, consequently improving their quality of life.
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