open spectrum

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

DEF, a member of APC, implemented Wireless for Communities (W4C) to utilise unlicensed spectrum, providing internet connectivity in the remotest regions of India and empowering community members who have formerly been deprived of accessing information.

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.

OSOS at AMC 2012
OSOS at AMC 2012 11 July 2012

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.

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

Although in Argentina a debate does exist on the spectrum, it prioritises aspects related to broadcasting and obscures those related to telecommunications. Florencia Roveri and Flavia Fascendini of Nodo Tau clarify this issue in this interview conducted as part of the “Open spectrum for development” project.

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

In an interview with APC, Maicu Alvarado and Gabriela Perona of CEPES share experiences of using the spectrum with a positive social impact and offer guidelines for thinking collectively about policies for managing the spectrum that aim for more than simply economic growth.

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

Lack of knowledge about the ways that policies relating to the spectrum affect people’s lives is one of the primary obstacles for the participation of civil society in the regulatory debate. Marco Navas Alvear promotes solutions for this problem in this interview by APC as part of the “Open spectrum for development” project.

Spectrum use in Latin America: relevant aspects, conclusions and recommendations
Spectrum use in Latin America: relevant aspects, conclusions and recommendations 10 January 2012 Carlos A. Afonso

APC’s “open spectrum” initiative aims to provide an understanding of spectrum regulation by examining the situation in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In this synthesis, the project’s consultant Carlos Afonso brings together the most important aspects of the studies in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.    

Spectrum use in Latin America: Summary report of the case studies of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela
Spectrum use in Latin America: Summary report of the case studies of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela 10 January 2012 Carlos A. Afonso

In Latin America case studies were done in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. This report reviews and summarises the most relevant aspects of these studies.    

Spectrum in Colombia: Towards a participative model
Spectrum in Colombia: Towards a participative model 15 December 2011 Colnodo

In Colombia, several government initiatives aim at broadening telecommunications access for the whole population through spectrum. Colombian civil society should make the most of recent opportunities to lobby for the design of a management model that is more efficient and that emphasises the social value of the spectrum say Lilian Chamorro and Ariel Barbosa, authors of a new study for APC.