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APC hosts “open web” advocate for 2015 Ford-Mozilla fellowship
APC hosts “open web” advocate for 2015 Ford-Mozilla fellowship 02 July 2015

APC will host Andrea Del Río, a participant in the 2015 Open Web Fellows programme, which is an international leadership initiative by the Ford Foundation and Mozilla. For the next 10 months, Del Río will use her cutting-edge technology skills alongside APC policy experts to safeguard the internet as a global public resource.    

Can infrastructure sharing strategies improve broadband access in Southern Africa?
Can infrastructure sharing strategies improve broadband access in Southern Africa? 19 May 2015

ICT ministries and regulators from Southern Africa are meeting this week to consider ways to use infrastructure sharing to help achieve more universal access to broadband.

Unlocking broadband for all: Broadband infrastructure sharing policies and strategies in emerging markets
Unlocking broadband for all: Broadband infrastructure sharing policies and strategies in emerging markets 20 April 2015

In the quest for universal access, this study shows that the cost of network deployment can be dramatically reduced if operators collaborate with each other in deploying fibre optic backbones or masts for wireless broadband. The report points out that even greater savings can be made if other utilities such as roads, rail lines, pipelines and power grids share their infrastructure with network ...

Developing countries helped to achieve universal access through use of shared infrastructure
Developing countries helped to achieve universal access through use of shared infrastructure 15 April 2015

Governments must promote sharing networks and laying cables with other infrastructure such as roads and power lines if they are to meet needs for universal broadband.

Infrastructure Sharing for Supporting Better Broadband and Universal Access
Infrastructure Sharing for Supporting Better Broadband and Universal Access 13 April 2015

This project aims to identify the most effective strategies for infrastructure sharing and the national policies that encourage or facilitate their adoption, and improve awareness of the importance of infrastructure sharing in helping to address demand for broadband.

Thai Netizen Network
Thai Netizen Network 04 August 2014

Thai Netizen Network is a leading nonprofit organisation in Thailand that advocates for digital rights and civil liberties. Founded in December 2008, it grew out of a group of netizens who had concerns about limited internet freedom during post-coup governments. Its activities are based on five themes: 1) access to information, 2) freedom of opinion and expression, 3) privacy, 4) participatory...

Digital Migration Observatory launched in Mozambique
Digital Migration Observatory launched in Mozambique 29 May 2014

A Civil Society Digital Broadcasting Migration Observatory has been launched in Maputo on April 9, at the end of a national conference that discussed and approved a National Advocacy Plan on the sensitive transition process in Mozambique.

Infographic: What is digital migration?
Infographic: What is digital migration? 20 May 2014

Digital migration will allow better-quality TV images, has the potential to enable greater programming diversity, and will increase coverage. At the same time, users will have to purchase new equipment, sometimes to watch the same content they are already watching. Learn more about digital migration with this infographic.

Infographic: What is digital migration?
Infographic: What is digital migration? 16 May 2014

         

Public access: Supporting digital inclusion for all
Public access: Supporting digital inclusion for all 13 May 2014

The briefing paper “Public access: Supporting digital inclusion for all – Maximising the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for inclusive social and economic development” was produced for the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), Seventeenth Session taking place 12-16 May 2014 in Geneva.