I’m not sure if this is a general question, but meh.
Internet usage is growing rapidly in the developing world, growing by 1400% in Africa, 500% in Asia, 900% in latin america and 1600% in the middle east from 2000-2009. Usage is mostly saturated in OECD nations and growth was much slower there (100-300%).
So what technologies are bringing the internet?
As an example, there are a variety of ways to get computer access in the developing world
- Mobile phones
- Thin client laptops that connect wirelessly to a central server
- Cheap standalone laptops like the OLPC program people own at home
- Cheap standalone desktops people own at home
- Thin client desktops (where 6-8 monitors are connected to a single tower that does processing for 6-8 different people)
- Computer cafes, libraries and other public/private computers for rent or use
And as far as internet access there are things like satellite, cable, DSL, phone lines, etc.
So what is being used to bring the internet and computers to Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle east? What computers and how are they distributed to help do this too?