Wireless technology

Guifi.net, APC's new member in Catalonia: Creating free, open and neutral telecoms networks
Guifi.net, APC's new member in Catalonia: Creating free, open and neutral telecoms networks 11 May 2017

Guifi.net is, in the words of its members, a bottom-up, citizen-driven technological, social and economic project with the objective of creating a free, open and neutral telecommunications network. In March 2017, it joined the APC network.

A Better Connection – Community Networks @ IGF 2016
A Better Connection – Community Networks @ IGF 2016 28 November 2016

5-11 December 2016 This year at the IGF a variety of activities are being held to raise awareness of community networking models and there are a number of events that relate closely to the topic. We have assembled them here to help those who want to attend some if not all of them. You can also download and print the schedule! Day 0 – Monday, 5 December 15:00 – 18:00: General Assembly – Community Networks Analysis, Planning and Strategy Session A declaration on community networking ...

Ending digital exclusion: Why the access divide persists and how to close it
Ending digital exclusion: Why the access divide persists and how to close it 13 April 2016

In a new position paper from APC, we unpack the underlying causes of limited connectivity, the shortcomings of current initiatives, and propose a set of policy responses to address the access gap.    

Wireless workshop in Nicaragua
Wireless workshop in Nicaragua 06 December 2013

The 16th Workshop on Networking Technologies for Latin America and the Caribbean (WALC), organised by EsLaRed Foundation, took place at the National Engineering University of Managua, Nicaragua on 14-18 October 2013.

DRC: "Coming up with innovative ways of making the most of the existing infrastructures is a must"
DRC: "Coming up with innovative ways of making the most of the existing infrastructures is a must" 07 October 2013

It is 7Pm, under a streetlight, almost hundred students are gathering. All of them are trying to get the best of the yellow light coming on their notepads. It is school examination time, and the only place where there is electricity.

Practical Guide for Digital Switchover (DSO) in Cameroon
Practical Guide for Digital Switchover (DSO) in Cameroon 18 September 2013

This guide is aimed at groups and individuals implementing the switchover from analogue to digital systems, including policy makers, regulators, telecommunications operators and service providers, as well as broadcasters and media professionals.    

Using open spectrum in Africa to improve access with wireless broadband
Using open spectrum in Africa to improve access with wireless broadband 05 March 2013

At an event hosted by APC, WAPA and Google Africa in October 2011, government officials, regulators, and industry leaders gathered to discuss the benefits of TV white spaces (TVWS). In a recent piece on this emerging issue, “TV’s white spaces connecting rural Africa” BBC News highlights outcomes from the spectrum workshop and potential unprecedented impacts on access.

Media anchoring positive protests against sexual assault in India
Media anchoring positive protests against sexual assault in India 03 January 2013

Protests in New Delhi, December 22nd and 23rd, 2012Slogans like ‘Don’t stop your daughter from going out.

Launch of Solar Powered Long-Distance Wireless Workshop
Launch of Solar Powered Long-Distance Wireless Workshop 12 August 2012

The PISCES Project workshop on Wireless Networking in the Developing World got off to a great start on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

Planet Text: How SMS Messaging is Changing the World
Planet Text: How SMS Messaging is Changing the World 14 January 2012

SMS messaging, better known as texting, is changing how many of us interact with each other on a daily basis. However, beyond just simple communication, it is astounding to see how texting is reshaping the lives of so many.