American Journal of Applied Sciences

ICT based Sustainable Rural Business Opportunities in Developing Countries: A Wireless-Networked RCP-RAP Approach

Md. A. Rahman, Mohammad U. Mahfuz, Kazi M. Ahmed and R. M.A.P. Rajatheva

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2005.1256.1260

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 8

Pages 1256-1260

Abstract

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is gaining much research attention in present times especially for its ability towards poverty alleviation. In this study the prospect of rural business opportunities in developing countries more specifically in the target country, Bangladesh, has been investigated from the viewpoint of wirelessly networked Rural Communication Point (RCP) approach. It is proposed that if only one RCP is set up in every village and there is one Regional Access Point (RAP) responsible for several wirelessly networked RCPs, it is recommended that a significant development is possible in rural areas of the target country with the assistance from existing ICT infrastructure. In this study, the target country is chosen as Bangladesh in South Asia but the similar ICT model can be implemented with success in other countries in the developing world.

Copyright

© 2005 Md. A. Rahman, Mohammad U. Mahfuz, Kazi M. Ahmed and R. M.A.P. Rajatheva. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.