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PRESS RELEASE: New wireless technologies allow internet and broadcasting to coexist on airwaves
PRESS RELEASE: New wireless technologies allow internet and broadcasting to coexist on airwaves 06 June 2013

Unused radio spectrum, known was TV white space, can provide a low-cost solution for providing internet access to people living in remote and rural areas in Africa. APC along with other ICT policy makers and experts from 35 countries gathered together in Dakar to discuss this new approach to connectivity.

Event: TV white spaces Africa forum
Event: TV white spaces Africa forum 30 May 2013

From May 30-31st community wireless activists, regulators, and business are gathered in Dakar, Senegal, discussing the potential TV spectrum that can potentially be used locally in Africa, in an event co-organized by APC. Follow the discussion on Twitter #tvwsAfrica

PRESS RELEASE: Improve participation, planning and allocation: APC's comments to the South African national broadband policy
PRESS RELEASE: Improve participation, planning and allocation: APC's comments to the South African national broadband policy 22 May 2013

In April 2013, the South African government published their proposal for a national broadband policy with the aim of ensuring “universal service and access to reliable, affordable and secure broadband services by all citizens prioritising, rural and under-serviced areas.” These are the comments officially submitted by APC.

Pakistan: The “Access Is My Right” Campaign
Pakistan: The “Access Is My Right” Campaign 22 February 2013

Pakistani Internet rights NGO Bytes for All has started an online campaign about internet filtering and online censorship.

Global Information Society Watch 2012
Global Information Society Watch 2012 21 February 2013

GISWatch 2012 explores how the internet is being used to ensure transparency and accountability, the challenges that civil society activists face in fighting corruption, and when the internet fails as an enabler of a transparent and fair society.    

Open source software an important political tool, says MayFirst/People Link
Open source software an important political tool, says MayFirst/People Link 03 October 2012

APCNews speaks to Jamie McClellan, director of member organisation May First/People Link about the political importance of using free and open sourse software.    

Have you watched our videos on spectrum for development yet?
Have you watched our videos on spectrum for development yet? 25 July 2012

Together with CIESPAL and with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), APC has developed seven videos that explain what radio spectrum is and how it can affect our rights.

Uganda is a ripe state for open governance data
Uganda is a ripe state for open governance data 05 July 2012

In the context of APC’s Action Research Network project, CIPESA developed a series of reports as a result of their research in open government data in Uganda, which shows the increasing demand for transparency and accountability through the use of ICT, as well as the existence of great expectations of the benefits that OGD could bring to the country.

Open spectrum for development launches website
Open spectrum for development launches website 13 June 2012

APC’s initiative “Open Spectrum for Development,” which analyses spectrum regulation in Africa, Asia and Latin America, has its own website to feature materials produced from the project.

Crest Factor Reduction of an OFDM/WiMAX Network
Crest Factor Reduction of an OFDM/WiMAX Network 07 June 2012

African countries lag behind the rest of the world in their use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). To reduce the digital divide quickly and cost-effectively, wireless networks are considered. WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a wireless broadband access technology that uses Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) which is a multicarrier modu...