Wireless technology

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)
Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) 23 January 2008

The Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a non-governmental organisation initiated in May 2000 by several women’s organisations in Uganda to develop the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among women as tools to share information and address issues collectively. WOUGNET’s vision is a society in which women are empowered through the use of ICTs for sustainable development. WOUGNET’s mission is to promote and support the use of ICTs by women and women's organisations...

Wireless LAC (TRICALCAR)
Wireless LAC (TRICALCAR) 10 December 2007

TRICALCAR focuses on developing a series of training workshops on wireless connectivity in three Latin American regions.

Wireless in Africa
Wireless in Africa 03 September 2007

During 2005 and 2006 APC implemented a “capacity building for community wireless connectivity in Africa” partnership project, the first of a proposed series of projects to address capacity building for wireless connectivity.

Grants for capacity in wireless networks: And the winners are...
Grants for capacity in wireless networks: And the winners are... 26 June 2007 WiLAC

The first regional workshop on capacity building in community wireless networking will take place between July 16 and 21 in the Huaral City of Peru. Organised by APC members, APC and partners, 29 people – ten of which are women – from Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela and Bolivia will meet with the objective of extending the community wireless connectivity model to the Andean zone....

We killed the previous business models that tried to charge for WiFi
We killed the previous business models that tried to charge for WiFi 04 June 2007 FD for APCNews

With about 90 active volunteers over the years, Île Sans Fil now has managed to install some 130 hotspots all around town, using a nice piece of software. Wifidog is an open source solution designed primarily for wireless community groups, it is now in use in more than 36 locations, including at the municipality of Rosario (Argentina), the Tegucigalpa technical university (Honduras) or the Hul...

The sky’s the limit: new wireless connection record - 382 kilometres
The sky’s the limit: new wireless connection record - 382 kilometres 04 June 2007 AL for APCNews

“This is a technology that works, a proven technology, and what it needs is a bit more promotion,” said Ermanno Pietrosemoli just days after reaching a new wireless connection record of 382 kilometres. The president of Venezuelan APC member EsLaRed spoke with APCNews by conference call about this low-cost solution that is impacting the world’s rural communities.

WIRELESS SURVEY: 53% of participants installed a wireless network
WIRELESS SURVEY: 53% of participants installed a wireless network 24 May 2007 FD for APCNews

Fifty-three percent of participants to wireless internet trainings in Africa have installed one or more wireless networks since the training. This is what a survey about the impact of the APC-led ‘Capacity Building for Community Wireless Connectivity in Africa’ project reveals.

Fresh air and free networks in Denmark
Fresh air and free networks in Denmark 03 August 2006 FD for APCNews

The Djurslands International Institute of Rural Wireless Broadband (DIIRWB) is not joking about free information infrastructures. Its advocates study and plan projects, and then go out in the open field to help to start up wireless networks. But before antennas are glued to barns and receivers taped to posts, summer camp participants convened in rural Denmark for some fresh air. APCNews talked ...

Building human networks without wires: First community wireless workshop in East Africa
Building human networks without wires: First community wireless workshop in East Africa 13 April 2005 Anna Feldman

Most internet access relies on the availability of a reliable fixed telephone line and that can be a struggle to find in many parts of rural Africa. Wireless technology can by-pass the fixed-line problem. APC’s Anna Feldman has just returned from a wireless training workshop on Zanzibar where thirty five trainees learned how to set up their own connections and eventually – using antenna...