Wireless technology

Zenzeleni: Do-it-yourself telecoms networks in rural South Africa
Zenzeleni: Do-it-yourself telecoms networks in rural South Africa 26 January 2017 APC

Masibulele Jay Siya told APCNews the story of Mankosi, a village that came together to build and maintain its own telecommunications network and offer affordable communications to the people in rural Eastern Cape.

APC at the 2016 IGF: Events hosted and co-organised by APC
APC at the 2016 IGF: Events hosted and co-organised by APC 01 December 2016

PRE-EVENTS – 4 December 2016 Global civil society coordination pre-event 8:30-17:00 | Holiday Inn Express Guadalajara Autónoma, Av. Patria 999, Jardines Universidad, 45110 Zapopan, Jalisco APC as co-host [Public for registered participants but registration closed now] PRE-EVENTS – 5 December 2016 Community networking meetup and planning session for the week 15:00-18:00 | WS Room 5 APC as co-host with Getulio Vargas Foundation and ISOC More here Latin America in a Glimpse 14:00 | AC Marri...

A Better Connection: Community networks @ IGF 2016
A Better Connection: Community networks @ IGF 2016 28 November 2016 APC and ISOC

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.

GreenNet: 30 years making internet history
GreenNet: 30 years making internet history 09 November 2016

The APC European members meeting that took place on 19-20 October 2016 in Sarajevo was the perfect venue for Leila Nachawati Rego from APCNews to meet Edward Maw and Karen Banks from GreenNet, one of APC’s founders and the first organisational member of the network. They reviewed GreenNet’s long and fruitful relationship with APC, its groundbreaking past as the first NGO internet service pr...

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.    

Policy Options for Connecting the Next Billion. APC Submission to the 2015 IGF Intersessional
Policy Options for Connecting the Next Billion. APC Submission to the 2015 IGF Intersessional 09 October 2015 APC

As the internet becomes more ubiquitous, less is being heard from those who are disconnected – the less wealthy and more marginalised groups – who are unable to demand rights on the same footing as those who are connected.

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 (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 Francoise Mukuku

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 Lishan Adam, Mike Jensen, Steve Song, Russell Southwood (APC and Balancing Act)

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.

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