Connectivity & Infrastructure
Connectivity was NetHope's first strategic focus in 2001, and ten years later it continues to be a hallmark initiative in helping those in the developing world.
When it comes to delivering connectivity to underserved areas of the developing world, it is all about establishing enterprise-class networks and high-quality "last mile" connectivity. NetHope knows the importance of sustainability and identifying connectivity needs in the field; that is why NetHope partners with our supporters - Global VSAT Forum, iDirect, Airbus, EMC, Eutelsat, Geolink, Gilat Satcom, Intelsat, ITC Global, Ultisat and others - to make sure systems are best tailored to meet field needs, and tackle field challenges. Through improved systems and trained field staff, NetHope aims to improve public-private collaboration as well as provide the groundwork to support innovative ICT solutions in the field.
The program: (a) establishes robust information exchanges and shared document repositories around connectivity projects, (b) aggregates group demand and buying power for connectivity-related development, (c) identifies resources and funding to address needs where connectivity is poor, unavailable and expensive and (d) partners with best in class communications technology companies. Through the NetHope Connectivity and Infrastructure interventions, NetHope helps enable humanitarian and conservancy professionals to increase their capacity to deliver critical services to the poorest of the poor and enable communities to become economically self reliant and sustainable.