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Joint submission to public consultation on Kenya's Revised National Broadband Strategy
Joint submission to public consultation on Kenya's Revised National Broadband Strategy 24 April 2019 Various

Kenya is currently in the process of adopting the 2018-2023 National Broadband Strategy, with the aim of providing equitable access to secure broadband for all citizens. The Communication Authority of Kenya invited stakeholders drawn from the public and private sectors, civil society and academia to provide their views, suggestions and recommendations on the Revised National Broadband Strategy (Download PDF 177KB). The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in collaboration with Rhi...

Free spectrum and freedom of expression in the 21st century
Free spectrum and freedom of expression in the 21st century 21 September 2018 Adriano Belisário

Based on a review of the basic concepts regarding electromagnetic spectrum and its management, this article explores a few differences between the notions of “free spectrum” and “open spectrum” in order to understand some challenges related to freedom of expression in the 21st century. [1] The spectrum, invisible Today, it is difficult to imagine something more ubiquitous than the electromagnetic spectrum. It is literally everywhere. Not only in the space that surrounds us. The spectr...

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 5
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 5 26 April 2018

Welcome to the fifth monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks. Categories 1. Get involved Digital Empowerment Foundation is calling for sessions for their Digital Citizen Summit. The deadline to submit your session proposal is 30 April 2018. Read more. 2. Calls for grants The Beyond the Net Medium and Large Grants Programme is now open for applications until 1...

Ten years of TV white space advocacy
Ten years of TV white space advocacy 17 April 2018 Steve Song

On Friday, March 23rd 2018, the South African communications regulator (ICASA) formally gazetted Regulations on the Use of Television White Spaces spectrum. This means that, subject to type approval and to authorisation through a geo-location database, TV White Space (TVWS) wireless communication equipment can legally be used in South Africa. This is a pretty big deal. ...

Wireless for Communities (W4C) Programme: Connecting remotest communities of India through unlicensed wireless spectrum
Wireless for Communities (W4C) Programme: Connecting remotest communities of India through unlicensed wireless spectrum 21 February 2013 DEF

Information is power! However, creating an equitable society is one of the core challenges in India. Indians constitute about 17% of the world’s population, yet about 35% of the world’s poor and 40% of the illiterates in the world. When 70% of India’s population is residing in villages, the agenda of achieving inclusive growth cannot be fulfilled unless access to information, ...

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

The Pacific Islands Schools, Connectivity, Education, and Solar (PISCES) Project workshop on Wireless Networking in the Developing World got off to a great start on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. The workshop’s instructors are pictured below: Bruce Baikie, Marco Zennaro, and Ermanno Pietrosemoli. Read the full article .

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

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. Articles, reports, statitstics, videos, news and analysis of spectrum regulation in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa and Venezuela can be found ...

Open spectrum in Ecuador: The debate must extend beyond the circle of experts
Open spectrum in Ecuador: The debate must extend beyond the circle of experts 21 March 2012 AF

The APC initiative “Open spectrum for development” aims to improve knowledge of the regulation of the spectrum through studies of the situation in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As part of this project five countries of Latin America presented reports on their national spectrum situation. APC spoke with Marco Navas Alvear (CIESPAL), author of the national report of Ecuador. APC: What do...

Open spectrum in Peru: Capitalising on an opportunity to democratise access to the internet
Open spectrum in Peru: Capitalising on an opportunity to democratise access to the internet 21 March 2012 AF

The APC initiative “Open spectrum for development” aims to improve knowledge of spectrum regulation through studies of the situation in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As part of this project, five countries in Latin America, including Peru, presented reports on their national situation. Maicu Alvarado and Gabriela Perona of CEPES co-authored the national report on Peru. APC spoke with th...

Debate over spectrum in Argentina: “A defining push is needed to get past the debate stage”
Debate over spectrum in Argentina: “A defining push is needed to get past the debate stage” 21 March 2012 AF

The APC initiative “Open spectrum for development” aims to improve knowledge of spectrum regulation through studies of the situation in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As part of this project, five countries in Latin America, including Argentina, presented reports on their national situation. Florencia Roveri and Flavia Fascendini of the organization Nodo Tau, along with Danilo Lujambio, c...

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