Tackling Africa's digital divide

Martin P.J. Lavery, Mojtaba Mansour Abadi, Ralf Bauer, Gilberto Brambilla, Ling Cheng, Mitchell A. Cox, Angela Dudley, Andrew D. Ellis, Nicolas K. Fontaine, Anthony E. Kelly, Christoph Marquardt, Selaelo Matlhane, Bienvenu Ndagano, Francesco Petruccione, Radan Slavík, Filippo Romanato, Carmelo Rosales-Guzmán, Filippus S. Roux, Kobus Roux, Jian WangAndrew Forbes

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Innovations in ‘sustainable’ photonics technologies such as free-space optical links and solar-powered equipment provide developing countries with new cost-effective opportunities for deploying future-proof telecommunication networks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-252
Number of pages4
JournalNature Photonics
Volume12
Issue number5
Early online date26 Apr 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

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Lavery, M. P. J., Abadi, M. M., Bauer, R., Brambilla, G., Cheng, L., Cox, M. A., ... Forbes, A. (2018). Tackling Africa's digital divide. Nature Photonics, 12(5), 249-252. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-018-0162-z
Lavery, Martin P.J. ; Abadi, Mojtaba Mansour ; Bauer, Ralf ; Brambilla, Gilberto ; Cheng, Ling ; Cox, Mitchell A. ; Dudley, Angela ; Ellis, Andrew D. ; Fontaine, Nicolas K. ; Kelly, Anthony E. ; Marquardt, Christoph ; Matlhane, Selaelo ; Ndagano, Bienvenu ; Petruccione, Francesco ; Slavík, Radan ; Romanato, Filippo ; Rosales-Guzmán, Carmelo ; Roux, Filippus S. ; Roux, Kobus ; Wang, Jian ; Forbes, Andrew. / Tackling Africa's digital divide. In: Nature Photonics. 2018 ; Vol. 12, No. 5. pp. 249-252.
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Lavery MPJ, Abadi MM, Bauer R, Brambilla G, Cheng L, Cox MA et al. Tackling Africa's digital divide. Nature Photonics. 2018 May 1;12(5):249-252. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-018-0162-z