Our digital divide solutions help telcos, NGOs, and governments plan internet connection projects
Billions of people around the world are still living with no meaningful internet access today. Whether it’s because of geographic remoteness, financial barriers, or geopolitical reasons, these people lack access to vital information, services, and opportunities that could radically improve their lives.
The telecommunications industry, alongside government and NGOs, has the power to end the digital divide in the world. By installing cell towers and fixed wireless broadband in as-yet unconnected communities, we can end the digital divide.
LuxCarta’s technologies provide you with vital geospatial information to help you plan your projects to connect the world.
The digital divide in the world
People are still offline in 2023.*
Of Africans are not yet connected.*
Indians don’t have internet access – making it the country with most unconnected people.**
The digital divide in education means millions of kids are competing on an unlevel playing field, with less access to resources than their peers elsewhere. The digital divide in business means farmers, merchants, retailers, and entrepreneurs miss economic opportunities. The digital divide in healthcare prevents people from speaking to medical professionals or getting reliable advice. Connecting these people will transform their lives.
Challenges in addressing the digital divide
There are several reasons why telcos, governments, and NGOs find it challenging to get people connected.
Geography: Hundreds of millions of people live in remote places. Installing infrastructure to reach them can be difficult due to topography, limited road access and natural barriers.
Population size: Addressing the digital divide in rural areas is especially challenging, where populations are relatively small and spread over large distances.
Lack of information: In many countries, there is simply not enough information about populations, location of towns and villages, or topography. This makes planning infrastructure projects very difficult.
LuxCarta’s digital divide solutions
For over 30 years, LuxCarta has been providing digital maps for the telecommunications industry. We produce up-to-date geospatial maps of the entire planet’s surface using imagery from the Sentinel satellites. We have developed techniques to enhance these images with valuable GIS data to help with your RF planning projects.
Our digital divide solutions include:
Our medium-resolution database allows you to visualize terrain and clutter at the region or country scale. This helps you to select the optimal sites for cell towers and internet infrastructure over large, rural, and remote areas.
Our population maps give you reliable and up-to-date estimates of population density – even in regions where data is not available from other sources. This helps RF engineers plan where they should install infrastructure next, and predict future demand.
Let’s connect the world and end the digital divide
LuxCarta’s mapping technologies give telecoms firms, governments, and NGOs powerful tools to plan internet infrastructure development projects. With the most accurate information on population and geography, we can close the digital divide.
Contact LuxCarta today to learn more about our digital divide solutions.