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Global Plan’s Services     contact: okamura@globalplan.jp

Our profit motive?
Preventing social loss by reducing US$ 428 billion with our solution BIRD*
       *Broadband Infrastructure for Rural-Area Digitalization

News
Sept. 20, 2022, GP attended the PJ BIRD HANDOVER ceremony at Ulaanbaatar
Aug. 22, 2022, GP became an exhibitor at TICAD 8, visit URL here
May 30, 2022, WSIS session, NW Innovation to Connect Remote Communities
April 23, 2022,
GP’s PJ BIRD was selected as a WSIS 2022 prize champion
April 20, 2022,
GP organized WSIS session 222 “connecting 2.9 Billion people”
see p129 of the Outcome Document of WSIS 2022

Jan. 27, 2022, Solution BIRD presented at Saudi Japan ICT Workshop
Oct. 27, 2021,
Chaired the IEC SC86C Plenary meeting, on line.
Oct. 20, 2021,
Received the METI Minister’s Award, Japan
July 29, 2021,
ITU-T L.1700,  L.110 & L.163, edited by Okamura are “most popular & useful” for rural connectivity” ; see page 10/106
June 17, 2021,
B3W (G7) to invest >US$100 B to developing counties infra.
May 21, 2021,
WSIS Stock Taking Session, Session Recording @1H 08Min.
Feb. 3, 2021
, WSIS 2021 Interview

(1) Globally Deploy the Solution BIRD*

Digital Divide Today
Feb. 18, 2021, The Pandemic emphasized the digital divide  (UNDP)
– Nov. 30, 2020,
How much longer can we tolerate the gap (ITU Sec. Gen.)
– Sept. 23, 2020,
Bridging digital divide achieves the SDGs
(UN Sec. Gen.)
– Sept. 17, 2020 US$ 428 B to connect 3 B people to the Internet by 2030 (ITU)
– Aug. 23, 2020, Biden’s 3 big ideas to close the digital divide
– Jun. 11, 2020
, digital divide is a Matter of Life and Death
(UN Sec. General)
– Mar. 2020, Pandemic changing the perception of the digital divide
– Dec. 2019, 46% of the global population is not using the Internet (ITU).

– Dec. 2019, 5G is WIRED Wireless (CEO of US Telecom) 

About the Solution BIRD
“BIRD” is the Global Plan’s extremely cost-effective, all-terrain optical-cable solution that is contributing to global sustainability and equality. It is built on the three new ITU-T Recommendations developed under the editorship of H. Okamura, that expressly target closure of the digital divide ;

①affordability-first concept with sustainability, upgradability, and scalability (L.1700)
②lightweight, robust optical cable for all-terrain application (L.110), and
③do-it-yourself (DIY) cable installation surface to underground to air to water (L.163)
see more

Closing the digital divide (not-for-profit)
BIRD enables now unconnected rural communities to access education, healthcare, financial services, and new opportunities for strengthening businesses, and suppressing pandemics. BIRD also helps advanced countries learn from distant cultures, which have preserved the values, traditions, and knowledge now forgotten by many modern societies. BIRD contributes to achieving many of the SDGs.

BIRD was installed to support a mountain village in West Nepal. An L.110-compatible lightweight robust optical cable was installed across an unexplored jungle to reach mountain village in 2019 with the help of the local community in a DIY manner as seen in the photo below.

Using online businesses to affordably, sustainably close the digital divide
Even in the remotest areas with the barrier of difficult terrain and environment, BIRD makes on-line business practicable such as Remote-Tourism, Remote-Agriculture, Remote-Forestry, Remote-Grazing, and Remote-Mining, where Video Cameras, Drones, Vehicles, Excavators, etc. are controlled online, to realize healthy/safe labor, low-carbon emission, nature conservation, pandemic suppression, and speed/cost savings.

Profitable remote online businesses are encouraged to support connecting the unconnected communities on the cable route and, to provide broadband e-services thus bridging the digital divide and achieving many of the SDGs in a cost-effective and DIY manner.

Plans of the Solution BIRD
2020-2021 Remote on-line business+ Rural development with ICT in Africa
2018-2021 Installation of a BIRD solution to the Mt. Everest Base-Camp (see below)

History of the Solution BIRD

Up to 2020, the feasibility of BIRD in Nepal & Mongolia
– 2019 Sept.
ITU Telecom(Budapest) 2019 →YouTube@ 6’49”
2019 April, “Solution BIRD may stop the Pandemics” YouTube @3’26.
2018, Sept., ITU Telecom 2018 (South Africa)click the picture
2016-2018, ITU Recommendations published→ see L.1700, L.110,  L.163

(2) Turn Technologies into ITU and IEC Standards

Global Plan Inc. established in 2003 with a business model of “Help turning your technology into Global Standards” as a private company in Japan. Clients include private Companies/Organizations and Public Sectors/Administrations, not only in Japan but also in Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Americas.

Toward the development and agreement of international standards for the excellent technologies, GP Inc. is ready to help get agreements at ITU and IEC, particularly in the field of ICTs on Trasport and Access, and Fibre Optics by writing, participating in actual meetings and coordinating discussions while providing advice for future standardization. GP Inc. also covers information infrastructure, environment, safety, market development in developing countries, etc.
(1) WSIS Panel Discussion (Sept. 2020) moderated by the President of Global Plan Inc. Bridging the digital divide: how ITU-T standards enable installation of optical fibre cable in remote areas.
(2) ex. President of IEC, Importance of international standardization from the perspective of industry”

(3) Enhance Human Capacity and Service Productivity* (Online During COVID-19)
    *Okamura is a vice president of Joy of Work
Promotion Association

(1) Presentations/Lectures by Global Plan Inc.
(2) Students comments on the lecture by H. Okamura