Short Description: The LMI project supported last mile demonstration projects at the soum- level to reach rural communities by leveraging existing private sector technology investments.
Phase/Type of Activity: Field Support/Technical Assistance Status: Active
Start date: October 01, 2005 End Date: June 30, 2008
Person(s) to contact
Steven Rynecki , Senior Program Officer
Academy for Educational Development Email: Tel: 202-884-8948
Full Description: The project supported the efforts of private telcom operators to bridge the gap in local access to communications in primarily rural, underserved areas of the country. The projects support focused on achieving a sustainable approach -- both technically and commercially to providing rural communications in Mongolia and elsewhere. On the technical side, the project tested a wireless technology based on Voice over WiFi (VoWiFI), which is a mobile phone version of the increasingly popular PC-based VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol).
An overview of the project is presented in the February 2006 issue of the DOT-COMments Newsletter. A discussion of the business model is included in the September 2006 issue of the DOT-COMments Newsletter.
ICT Intervention(s): Public/Private Partnerships
Links and Files:
LMI Mongolia -Incomnet Final Report
This final report from Incomnet, AED's implementing partner in Mongolia, highlights key elements of the project. (2007)
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.