Higher education institutions in developing countries have to deal with growing demands on their Internet infrastructures. Managing this demand usually requires that infrastructure - telecommunications, computers, etc. - is upgraded and extended. However, since this can be costly, other approaches need to be pursued. This infobrief argues that, through better understanding of actual Internet usage, improved management of Internet applications, enhanced training and awareness-raising for users, and the introduction of measures to control undesirable uses and behaviours, existing bandwidth can be made to go much further.
This Infobrief is the summary of a report available in full on this output.
INASP infobrief 1: July 2003. 4 pp.
Infobrief 1. Optimising Internet Bandwidth in Developing Country Higher Education.