World Bank Launches TMG-developed e-Course

The World Bank has launched a TMG-developed online e-course on innovative business models for expanding broadband access. The free, self-paced course reviews and provides guidance on innovative business models and approaches to the deployment of high-speed broadband networks and approaches to meet future demand and close existing Internet access gaps.

Based on the Innovative Business Models for Expanding Fiber-Optic Networks and Closing the Access Gaps report authored by TMG and Salience Consulting, the course’s six modules address:

  • the report methodology,
  • spectrum policy and new technology trends,
  • business models for broadband infrastructure development,
  • cross-border and national fiber projects,
  • middle-mile and last-mile business models, and
  • recommendations and a decision tree.

The interactive course highlights relevant examples and includes integrated knowledge checks as well as module quizzes to reinforce learning and retention. The course is intended to enable participants to assess infrastructure deployment options and craft decisions suited to their country’s unique circumstances and needs.