Peru

Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting
Spectrum for broadband and broadcasting 27 February 2014

APC’s efforts to ensure affordable and equitable internet access focus significantly on radio spectrum. While use of wireless internet, particularly through mobile devices, is growing exponentially in the developing world, access to reliable and affordable broadband continues to be a challenge, especially for remote and rural locations. Open, development-oriented spectrum management has great potential for dramatically improving internet access. We approach access from a human rights perspe...

A key moment for getting spectrum in the public agenda in Peru
A key moment for getting spectrum in the public agenda in Peru 12 December 2011 Maicu Alvarado and Gabriela Perona for CEPES

El espectro es la base para el funcionamiento de muchísimos servicios de comunicación pero “la importancia del espectro no está en lo que es, sino en lo que nos permite hacer”, de acuerdo con la Asociación para el Progreso de las Comunicaciones (APC). Es un bien de dominio público que administra el estado y que los ciudadanos debemos considerar un medio para el acceso a información. T...

Open access to spectrum for development
Open access to spectrum for development 20 May 2010

Every thirty months the amount of information that can be transmitted over a wireless internet connection has the potential to double. Wireless could be the way to provide affordable broadband to millions of people currently living with poor connectivity. However the policy and regulation related to spectrum is often inefficient, secretive and ill-informed. APC’s “open spectrum” initiativ...

Impact 2.0: Experimenting with social networking for policy change in Latin America
Impact 2.0: Experimenting with social networking for policy change in Latin America 12 April 2010

  “The number of blogs have doubled every five months for the last two years; social networking Web sites usage is multiplying year on year; peer-to-peer has become the largest source of traffic on the Internet in three years,” says a recent study]. While policy-makers are busy trying to react to and anticipate these changes, how are they using this new tools and ways of interactions i...

Battle for control of the internet in Peru
Battle for control of the internet in Peru 30 July 2009 Jorge Bossio and APCNews

Someone turns on his or her computer, clicks on a link to a website that someone recommended and gets a message like this from the internet service provider: “This site is not available with the basic service plan. To subscribe to premium service, please call 0-800-555-1234.” Then, the same person tries to visit the website where his or her family uploads and stores photos and videos and g...

Seven new modules on community wireless connectivity
Seven new modules on community wireless connectivity 23 July 2008 FD

TRICALCAR logoAs part of the TRICALCAR project a set of seven new training modules on community wireless connectivity, which TRICALCAR project partners are pleased to share with its African counterpart CWCA, has been made available. The Latin American technical teams now published these materials in English, as a feedback to the community who has been using the original curriculum, in Africa a...

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