Access

Submission to the ITU: The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable
Submission to the ITU: The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable 23 May 2008

This paper, The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable, commissioned by APC, was submitted to and circulated through the ITU Telecom Africa Conference 2008. It was later published, with more detailed information, together with four case studies (Angola, Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana) on the APC website in our research section.

Cooperativa Sulá Batsú
Cooperativa Sulá Batsú 20 May 2008

Sulá Batsú is a cooperative, founded in 2005, based on solidarity economy. It aims to encourage and strengthen local development by working with organizations, social enterprises, community networks and social movements at a national, regional and global level. Sulá Batsú approaches this goal through different lines of work: digital technologies, art and culture, management of knowledge and solidarity economy.

The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable
The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable 15 May 2008

Submarine cables serving Africa in 2007 (APC)This study examining the impact the SAT-3 fibre optic submarine cable has had on telecommunications in four African countries has found that the potential of the cable has not been properly exploited. Instead, ownership of the cable by telecoms incumbents in the countries researched has reinforced their market positions. The study analyses the effec...

The Case for “Open Access” in Africa: Mauritius case study
The Case for “Open Access” in Africa: Mauritius case study 15 May 2008

This case study looks at the relationship between international bandwidth prices in Mauritius and the impact of its Cyber Island strategy. Whilst other countries along the SAT-3/SAFE cable have struggled to find ways to address the high costs of monopoly international bandwidth on this cable, Mauritius has used a price determination to address the issue. Interestingly, once the process was anno...

Building consensus on internet access at the IGF
Building consensus on internet access at the IGF 01 May 2008

This paper identifies and documents the main areas of discussions and ‘recommendations’ that were generated under the Access theme at the second Internet Governance Forum in Rio De Janeiro, November 2007.

Communications and Information Policy in Latin America - Raising awareness and building capacities
Communications and Information Policy in Latin America - Raising awareness and building capacities 14 March 2008

Oriented to develop and strengthen capacities in civil society organisations to effectively engage and influence global, regional and national ICT policy processes .

Communications and Information Policy in Latin America - Research and Issue Papers
Communications and Information Policy in Latin America - Research and Issue Papers 14 March 2008

Oriented to learn, understand, discuss and analyse about the impact of ICT policy decisions on civil society as well as to offer inputs to inform advocacy in Latin America at regional and national levels.

Bytes for All, Bangladesh
Bytes for All, Bangladesh 06 March 2008

Bytes for All is a networked space for citizens in South Asia. It experiments, highlights and organizes debate on the relevance of ICT to development activities. Bytes for All has more than 2000 subscribers and ten admin members who run the network. Bytes for All does not have any formal structure, yet the organisation undertakes different projects on its members' personal capacity, s...

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet
Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet 05 March 2008

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet is a non-governmental organization founded in 1998 in South Korea. ‘Jinbo’ means ‘progressive’ in Korean. Jinbonet aims to support the growth of civil activity and communication by providing network services such as web hosting, community, e-mail, blog, blogs, mailing lists to civil society organizations, trade unions, individuals and progressive...

EngageMedia
EngageMedia 23 February 2008

EngageMedia is a media, technology and culture organisation focused on the strategic use of video to address critical social and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific region. It works with independent film-makers, video activists, technologists, campaigners and social movements to generate wider audiences for their vital messages and move people to action. EngageMedia aims to demystify ...