Bringing the outside world to the remote mountains: the Nepal wireless networking project
2012 (English)In: Thirty Third International Conference on Information Systems, Orlando 2012, AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) , 2012, 1-13 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This teaching case presents the story of the Nepal Wireless Networking Project (NWNP) and its effort to connect villages in remote areas of Nepal to the outside world. Despite lack of access to proper equipment, the fact that it was illegal to install wireless network, lack of technical competence and the difficult terrain in the Himalayan mountains, Mahabir Pun, the initiator of NWNP, suceeded in bringing Internet access to these villages which led to improvement in education, health services and income-generating activities. The case describes the development of NWNP from inception to today, the stakeholders involved, services provided, current challenges and ideas for future improvements. It illustrates the importance of the champion, the process to get stakeholders commitments, the importance of contextual understanding, and the challenges of scaling up from pilot projects to wider implementations in the context of developing countries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) , 2012. 1-13 p.
, Proceedings / International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
Research subject Computer and Systems Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-31909Local ID: 63b99e5e-b5f3-461f-a7f4-3d2f79723e23OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-31909DiVA: diva2:1005143
International Conference on Information Systems : 16/12/2012 - 19/12/2012
Validerad; 2013; 20130312 (devtha)2016-09-302016-09-30Bibliographically approved