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4th Annual Connecting Rural Communities Asia Forum – 17-19 Jan 2011 – Jaipur, India

Developing Connectivity, Content and Capacity for Rural Communities

17-19 January, 2011
SMS Convention Centre, Taj Rambagh Palace
Jaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA

Connecting Rural Communities is one of the most pressing developmental challenges facing policy makers and community activists in large parts of India. Self-sustaining growth in broadband access and other more basic connectivity channels must be achieved.

As part of our efforts to continually promote the development of ICTs, the CTO, in conjunction with Exhibitions India Group (EIG), is organising the 4th Annual Connecting Rural Communities Asia Forum 2011 to help bring together ICT stakeholders, including policy makers, ICT regulators, operators, equipment manufacturers, software vendors, call center operatives, financiers, infrastructure developing companies, to explore strategies for the development of rural communications, services and capacity.

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Key topics

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• Last mile solutions
• Creating relevant local content
• Building skills through BPOs
• Rural infrastructure development
• Mobile Applications Content and Services
• Broadband for rural communities

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Why Rajasthan?

A leading investment destination in India
Largest state of the Republic of India by area with a population more than 58 million
Economy of Rajasthan recorded 8% growth in 2008-09
Phenomenal rise in per-capita income, which was 9.4% per annum during 2003-04 to 2008-09
Investments worth Rs. 162, 000 crores (US$40 billion) proposed through 300 MoUs/LoIs signed at the recently held ‘Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit’
Rajasthan spends 3% of its annual budget on Information Technology, the highest of any state
Rajasthan has one of the highest ratios of rural:urban population
Impressive innovation in the use of rural ICTs technologies and business models
How you can attend

Speaking opportunities

Join our prestigious speaker panels, featuring international experts and stakeholders, to share your valued experiences. Book your speaker slots now.


Contact the CTO for a customised sponsorship package that will enable you to achieve your ongoing business development objectives.


With so many ICT decision makers and industry leaders in one place you can showcase your products and services to your future clients and win new contracts.


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