Developing partnerships for last-mile connectivity
Guest editorial by Troy Etulain, Director, Digital Development Unit, FHI 360 on the opportunities for towercos in deploying distributed networks to bring connectivity to the rural unconnected
Troy Etulain leads the Digital Development Unit at US NGO FHI 360. He is passionate about demonstrating the business model for last mile connectivity and will be speaking at The Future Network Asia and available to discuss the economics, viability and assistance available to companies looking to provide rural coverage to connect the unconnected.
Troy Etulain, Director, Digital Development Unit, FHI 360: There is both an opportunity and a necessity for tower companies to begin evolving their business models to profitably serve the last mile. The innovative business models worth considering are not miniature versions of existing models.