open spectrum

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 15 May 2018. Read more.  USAID’s WomenConnect Challenge is seeking comprehensive solutions t...

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. TVWS regulation exists in the United States, the UK, and in Singapore but South Africa is arguably t...

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...

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

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), through research on the spectrum as part of the Action Research Network, aims to increase understanding of the spectrum regulation policies in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This work is financed by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada. The research explores how the spectrum is shared, by whom and under what regula...

« Go back