Tackling Africa's digital divide

Martin Lavery, Mansour Abadi, Ralf Bauer, Gilberto Brambilla, Ling Cheng, Mitchell Cox, Angela Dudley, Andrew Ellis, Nicolas Fontaine, Anthony Kelly, Christoph Marquardt, Selaelo Matlhane, Bienvenu Ndagano, Francesco Petruccione, Radan Slavik, Filippo Romanato, Carmelo Rosales-Guzman, Filippus Roux, Kobus Roux, Jian Wang & 1 others Andrew Forbes

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Abstract

Innovations in 'sustainable' photonics technologies such as free-space optical links and solar-powered equipment provide developing countries with new cost-effective opportunities for deploying future-proof telecommunication networks.
LanguageEnglish
Pages249-252
Number of pages4
JournalNature Photonics
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2018
EventBridging the digital divide - Pilanesberg National Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 12 Jun 201715 Jun 2017

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Keywords

  • Africa
  • photonics
  • communication systems
  • Internet
  • quantum key distribution

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Lavery, M., Abadi, M., Bauer, R., Brambilla, G., Cheng, L., Cox, M., ... Forbes, A. (2018). Tackling Africa's digital divide. Nature Photonics, 12, 249-252. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-018-0162-z
Lavery, Martin ; Abadi, Mansour ; Bauer, Ralf ; Brambilla, Gilberto ; Cheng, Ling ; Cox, Mitchell ; Dudley, Angela ; Ellis, Andrew ; Fontaine, Nicolas ; Kelly, Anthony ; Marquardt, Christoph ; Matlhane, Selaelo ; Ndagano, Bienvenu ; Petruccione, Francesco ; Slavik, Radan ; Romanato, Filippo ; Rosales-Guzman, Carmelo ; Roux, Filippus ; Roux, Kobus ; Wang, Jian ; Forbes, Andrew. / Tackling Africa's digital divide. In: Nature Photonics. 2018 ; Vol. 12. pp. 249-252.
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