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12. mySWANbank
13. Reports to Friends of SWANsat
14. Bio for Dr. William P. Welty
15. Conferences Addressed
16. Landing Rights Issues
17. United Nations Responses
18. Islamic Banking Issues
19. World Bank and ODA
20. Links that Mention SWANsat
21. The LIBERTY™ Suite
22. SWANsat Aerospace, Our Vendor
23. Relations with the African Union
26. Milestones: Progress to Date
24. The NEPAD Council
25. AUric/Global Settlement Foundation
27. Press Reports about SWANsat
28. Press Images and Logos
29. Mauritius Documents
30. On Visionaries...

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Section II: Technical Documents

Alphabet Soup: The WTO and the ITU by Scott Blake Harris

This two page article reprint discusses why satellite telecommunication operators should not take a protectionist posture toward doing telecommunications. Now in private communications law practice, Scott Blake Harris served as the first chief of the FCC's International Bureau from its inception in 1994 through 1996, where he was responsible for international and satellite communications policy and licensing. Click here to read the article at Harris' official web site.

DAVID Mission of the Italian Space Agency

This is a one-page summary of a study by the Italian space agency ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana) regarding its Data and Video Interactive Distribution (DAVID) Program's examination of the feasibility of using the W-band for high-capacity telecommunications.

Exploitation of the W-band for High Capacity Satellite Communications

This 12-page reprint of the January 2003 issue of IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (Vol. 39, No. 1) by Silvia deFina, Marina Ruggieri, and Ada Vittoria Bosisio discusses DAVID and the feasibility of using the W-band for broadband telecommunications via satellite. This is a technical report and is not intended for laymen.

INSPEC Alerts: Satellite Communications

This is a 4-page summary of technical articles; see page 3 for further references to DAVID.

INSPEC Alerts: Multimedia Communications

This is a 4-page summary of technical articles; see page 3 for further references to DAVID.

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Deep Impact: The VoIP Threat Gathers Speed

This remarkable three page cover story for the March 2006 issue of Total Telecom Magazine discusses the (wrongly perceived) threat to traditional telecoms from the providers of Voice over Internet Protocol. "...reports show that more than half the gross profits of European telcos is based on voice services. And VoIP [Voice over Internet Provider] is eating those services fast," says the article. SWANsat is a non-threatening solution to this problem by which SWANsat-delivered VoIP is a value add, not a value-subtract, solution. (This article cited pursuant to Fair Use provisions of US copyright law.)

Electromagnetic Spectrum Allocation Chart

A full-color chart of the electromagnetic spectrum, showing the W-band allocation assignment at 92-95 GHz and 102-105 GHz for satellite telecommunications.

FCC Memorandum Regarding Satellite Telecommunications Market Participation

This 202-page Memorandum Opinion and Order, released 27 November 1997, outlines U.S. policy regarding participation in foreign satellite telecommunications markets.

FCC Memorandum Regarding Non-U.S._Licensed Spacestations

This 108-page Report and Order, released 26 November 1997, implements U.S.-based participation in the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Basic Telecommunications Services. It is cited in the FCC MOO listed above.

The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid

This excellent business essay by C. K. Prahalad and Stuart L. Hart served as an early economic model for multinational corporations doing business in Least Developing Countries (LDCs) and Developing Countries (DCs).

Information and Communications Technology for Sustainable Development

This excellent business essay by Rahul Tongia of Carnegie Mellon University, et al., defines a global research agenda and methodologies by which telecommunications technologies might be brought on a self-sustaining basis to developing countries.

Report on Competition Issues in International Satellite Communications

Trends in international satellite business competition from a 1996 report released by the United States General Accounting Office.

Report on Satellite Security

Satellite security issues from a 2002 report released by the United States General Accounting Office.

SWANsat and Shareware Telecommunications: An Effective Model for Bridging the Digital Divide

How the SWANsat business model meets UNICT business goals relating to sustainable development and open access for developing countries.

Taxation and the Digital Divide

One of the most effective ways to address the issue of the  ‘digital divide’ is through wireless telecommunications. The GSM Association published this 72-page essay to demonstrate that reducing taxes on ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) will help to reduce the digital divide.

Unclassified U.S. Military Report mentioning the W-band

See page 13 of this February 2005 report for references to use of W-band for high-speed telecommunications applied to military functions. See page 14 for references to "low-probability-of-intercept" communications via the W-band.


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