Mobile devices and services: bridging the digital divide in rural areas

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Pimenidis, Elias, Sideridis, Alexander B. and Antonopoulou, Eleni 2009. Mobile devices and services: bridging the digital divide in rural areas. International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics.
AuthorsPimenidis, Elias, Sideridis, Alexander B. and Antonopoulou, Eleni
Abstract

The digital divide has been mostly affecting the world’s poorest
primarily due to lack of internet connectivity. A number of e-government
services especially built to serve low income citizens do not reach those in
need. The rapid expansion of the use of the mobile phone raises hopes that the
digital divide can be bridged faster by providing services to people living in
rural and remote areas. The authors review successful implementations of
secure and trusted e-services available on mobile networks. These could be
utilised in addressing the needs of those living in rural areas and are currently
digitally marginalised.

Keywordstrust; secure mobile services; rural inhabitants; digital divide; mobile payment systems
JournalInternational Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics
ISSN1751-911X
Year2009
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1510
Publication dates
Print2009
Publication process dates
Deposited01 Apr 2012
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Citation:
Pimenidis, E., Sideridis, A.B. and Antonopoulou, E. (2009) ‘Mobile devices and services: bridging the digital divide in rural areas’, Int. J. Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp.424–434..

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