At the request of USAID/E3’s Global Broadband Innovations Program (GBI), SSG Advisors conducted a technology review and business feasibility analysis of cutting-edge rural broadband and green power technologies focused on populations in Africa and Asia.
- Analysis is of emergent technologies such as off-grid, satellite-enabled femtocells as an affordable and commercial-grade solution for delivering broadband to rural communities. SSG teams conducted field surveys in rural Indonesia, Kenya and Tanzania.
- Analysis of low-cost, base-of-the-pyramid (BoP) solar solutions and the feasibility for scale-up in rural markets in Africa and Asia.
- Formulation of a broadband/green power hybrid business model targeted at mobile operators and power utilities in Africa and Asia.