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APC's subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2017
APC's subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2017 09 October 2017

APC’s subgranting programme in its second year awarded a total of USD 273,986 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Eighteen member organisations were recipients of 21 grants, 10 of which are project grants of up to USD 20,000 each, while the other 11 are research and campaign grants of up to USD 5,000 each. Funds were also used to support the research of 28 national reports for the 2017 Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) report...

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...

Wireless workshop in Nicaragua
Wireless workshop in Nicaragua 06 December 2013 Lourdes Pietrosemoli

The 16th Workshop on Networking Technologies for Latin America and the Caribbean, organised by EsLaRed Foundation, took place at the National Engineering University of Managua, Nicaragua on 14-18 October 2013. The aim of this annual event is to develop and promote human resource training activities in the field of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in Latin America and the Carib...

Finding a balance in spectrum regulation in Venezuela
Finding a balance in spectrum regulation in Venezuela 15 November 2011 EsLaRed

Several sectors in Venezuela are undergoing transformations, and the telecommunications sector is no exception. The present government, which has been in power for roughly fourteen years, is promoting a socialist model of development, by means of national plans, legislative reforms and presidential decrees, that has brought about significant changes in the telecommunications sector, regarded a...

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...

Local internet traffic in Venezuela: More efficiency or more State control?
Local internet traffic in Venezuela: More efficiency or more State control? 24 September 2009 Ysabel Briceño and AL

In the last few years, a technical problem related to internet traffic and the broadband market emerged and was recognised as hindering the quality of communications in South American countries: the long distance that most internet traffic had to travel outside of the region and then back again, even in the case of local communications. Gráfico del crecimiento de internetInternet backbones...

ICTs and minorities: Deaf students no longer excluded from IT
ICTs and minorities: Deaf students no longer excluded from IT 16 July 2009 Lourdes Pietrosemoli

Internet training for the deafFrom March 3 to July 10 2009, the first training in IT Essentials by the Cisco Networking Academy for a group including six deaf participants took place in Merida, Venezuela. This course was a milestone for the deaf in our city, who not only acquired basic tools for their individual development, but also the mechanisms to transmit the acquired knowledge to other ...

ESLARED was awarded Jon Postel Service Award 2008 by ISOC
ESLARED was awarded Jon Postel Service Award 2008 by ISOC 24 November 2008

On 19 November 2008, the Internet Society announced that ESLARED (Fundación Escuela Latinoamericana de Redes) was the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Jonathan B. Postel Service Award. The award was established by the Internet Society to recognize and commemorate the extraordinary stewardship exercised by Jonathan B. Postel over the course of a thirty year career in networking. The award is p...

Fundación Escuela Latinoamericana de Redes (EsLaRed)
Fundación Escuela Latinoamericana de Redes (EsLaRed) 03 March 2008

Although EsLaRed was legally registered in November, 17, 1999 as an independent organisation, it has carried out training and dissemination activities on ICTs since 1992 through Universidad de los Andes. Based in Merida, Venezuela, EsLaRed is a non-profit, private, academic institution dedicated to the development and promotion of research and dissemination of Information and Communication Tech...

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