The internet has become an essential part of everyday life in the developed world. It's extraordinary to see the impact of the web in Western Europe and North America and it is difficult to imagine life without it.
However, the 'World Wide Web' is a misleading term. The internet has only a fledgling presence in developing nations. Internet usage, as a percentage of the population in countries such as Morocco, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Nigeria ranges between 4 to 24%, well below the levels of developed countries. Research shows that in many emerging markets less than half of household PCs have internet access.
Augere will deliver access that is based on three fundamental tenets.
Broadband that is:
A broadband network which is available wherever the customer is.
Access that is broadly in line with a consumer's $10 per month and a business' $20 per month average budget.
Customers can access top-up facilities within a convenient distance of the places where they live and work.
Augere believes that delivering the above is achievable by developing strong local partnerships and building companies with empowered local management.