MTI unveils Nationwide ICT Eco-System Framework – Lanka Enterprise On-line
Given the importance of ICT (information and communication technology) to the economic development of a nation, MTI has presented a national ICT ecosystem framework. The strategic intent is to create a holistic framework for nationwide strategic ICT decisions that would otherwise suffer from “silo-based” sub-optimal initiatives.
Given the ubiquitous nature of ICT, it is important to take a holistic view of a country’s entire ICT ecosystem. This would be the most effective way to criticize the current state of ICT in a country. MTI’s National ICT Ecosystem Model (shown graphically below) can be used as a framework for assessing and criticizing the current state of ICT in the country. This will also allow a country to gauge how international trade deals will benefit the country – versus alternative ways of achieving the bottom line.
MTI’s national ICT ecosystem models are based on:
- 4 industries ie consumption, devices, connectivity and life applications.
- 7 enablers, ie guidelines, regulation, security, institutional framework, infrastructure, human capital and investment climate.
- 3 components of the value chain, ie R&D, components and manufacturing / development.
- Enhanced with a Device to Connectivity Enabler (ie network devices) and Connectivity to Life Applications Enabler (ie OTT applications).
The models start by assessing the “consumption” of ICT in a country (in terms of primary, secondary and integrated demand) and the types of devices used for the “consumption” of ICT. The country-specific challenges in terms of procurement, financing (affordability) and use (content) of the devices are examined in this phase. The next phase examines how the devices are connected to a wide variety of life applications. The different forms of connectivity infrastructures from spectrum to fiber optics are examined. Devices and connectivity require the research, development and manufacture of the hardware and software.
The 4 verticals are made possible by the National Enablers – provided that all 7 of these Enablers (which affect the entire ecosystem horizontally) are key factors for the state of ICT in a country. Hence the empowering role that is expected of government.
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The MTI Thought Leadership Team, consisting of CEO Hilmy Cader and Regional Consultants Darshan Singh and Naush Beg