Entire communities are connecting. People in the remotest of areas are building 21st century skills. Affordable PCs in homes and businesses are helping people get a better education. Adequate healthcare. Decent jobs. By developing sustaining access to useful technology, Intel is helping to bridge the digital divide and create a better world with greater accessibility, increased connectivity, quality education and localized content and services.
It didn’t take long for wireless computing and the mobility it affords to become an accepted part of the landscape of public spaces, offices and homes. But there was still a catch: you couldn’t stay connected outside of the hotspots offered at cafes, airports and hotel lobbies. WiMAX changes all of that as Baltimore becomes [...]
Intel’s Craig Barrett says that private companies can’t go it alone when trying to make a difference in developing markets, and neither can governments. In a visit to Malaysia, the chairman of the chip giant stopped off at Penang, where the company has committed itself to help local schools. Barrett, a former professor at Stanford [...]
In a surprise announcement at the 16th World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Intel Chairman Craig Barrett informed a keynote audience that the world’s biggest chipmaker would work together with Grameen Bank. The financial institution was started by Professor Muhammad Yunus as a way to provide credit to the rural …
Broadband connectivity is rapidly becoming a bottleneck issue for economic development around the world. As nations move into knowledge-based economies, an emphasis on information and communication technologies, or ICTs, is critical to addressing poverty and development concerns ranging from health and education to economic and industrial growth. Knowledge is the driving engine for economic growth, [...]
Broadband access for the developing world was a key topic at the Third Global Knowledge Conference, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in December 2007. Attendees there called for action items to to bring underdeveloped nations - including populations sometimes referred to as “the next billion” - into the connected world. Broadband services are an …
Nigerians are optimistic that basic technologies like mobile telephony and the Internet can change their country and their lives. As knowledge becomes power in emerging countries, people are making these technologies their own. In Nigeria, local companies are offering IT services to the developing market. One has even launched a mapping services for drivers in [...]
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It didn’t take long for wireless computing and the mobility it affords to become an accepted part of the landscape of public spaces, offices and homes. But there was still a catch: you couldn’t stay connected outside of the hotspots offered at cafes, airports and hotel lobbies. WiMAX changes all of that as Baltimore becomes the first city in the country where a full-scale commercial wireless broadband rollout (offered by Xohm) will mean that users can actually roam wherever they want and connect to the Internet with notebook computers and Mobile Internet Devices. It opens the door for a wide range of embedded devices in things like parking meters, kiosks and anything else you can think of that would benefit from Internet connectivity. The launch features not only new WiMAX products from Xohm, but devices from handhelds to laptops that feature Intel’s new WiMAX enabled chips. You can follow WiMAX stories on blogs.intel.com/technology and scoop.intel.com. New to WiMAX? Learn more about WiMAX here and here. And see how WiMAX is being used to connect people with education, healthcare and new opportunities in developing countries.
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