Wireless technology

Zenzeleni: Do-it-yourself telecoms networks in rural South Africa
Zenzeleni: Do-it-yourself telecoms networks in rural South Africa 26 January 2017 APC

A project registered as a cooperative, Zenzeleni means “do it yourselves” in isiXhosa, one of the official languages of South Africa. What led to this amazing community initiative? is the question featured on the project’s website. The short answer is prices, since compared to similar countries, South African communication costs are still very high. However, there is more to it than prices, as Zenzeleni Networks co-founder Masibulele Jay Siya told APC in an interview, right after his or...

APC at the 2016 IGF: Events hosted and co-organised by APC
APC at the 2016 IGF: Events hosted and co-organised by APC 01 December 2016

PRE-EVENTS – 4 December 2016 Global civil society coordination pre-event 8:30-17:00 | Holiday Inn Express Guadalajara Autónoma, Av. Patria 999, Jardines Universidad, 45110 Zapopan, Jalisco APC as co-host [Public for registered participants but registration closed now] PRE-EVENTS – 5 December 2016 Community networking meetup and planning session for the week 15:00-18:00 | WS Room 5 APC as co-host with Getulio Vargas Foundation and ISOC More here Latin America in a Glimpse 14:00 | AC Marri...

A Better Connection: Community networks @ IGF 2016
A Better Connection: Community networks @ IGF 2016 28 November 2016 APC and ISOC

5-11 December 2016 This year at the IGF a variety of activities are being held to raise awareness of community networking models and there are a number of events that relate closely to the topic. We have assembled them here to help those who want to attend some if not all of them. You can also download and print the schedule! Day 0 – Monday, 5 December 15:00 – 18:00: General Assembly – Co...

GreenNet: 30 years making internet history
GreenNet: 30 years making internet history 09 November 2016

The APC European members meeting that took place on 19-20 October 2016 in Sarajevo was the perfect venue for Leila Nachawati Rego from APCNews to meet Edward Maw and Karen Banks from GreenNet, one of APC’s founders and the first organisational member of the network. They reviewed GreenNet’s long and fruitful relationship with APC, its groundbreaking past as the first NGO internet service pr...

Ending digital exclusion: Why the access divide persists and how to close it
Ending digital exclusion: Why the access divide persists and how to close it 13 April 2016

In a new position paper from APC, we unpack the underlying causes of limited connectivity, the shortcomings of current initiatives, and propose a set of policy responses to address the access gap. Affordable and reliable internet access has become a vital means to exercise fundamental human rights and support development. In the words of former UN Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue, “the in...

Policy Options for Connecting the Next Billion. APC Submission to the 2015 IGF Intersessional
Policy Options for Connecting the Next Billion. APC Submission to the 2015 IGF Intersessional 09 October 2015 APC

Policy Options for Connecting the Next Billion. APC Submission to the 2015 IGF The Nature of the Problem Affordable and reliable internet access has become a vital means to exercise fundamental human rights and freedoms. As observed by the UN, “the internet is one of the most powerful instruments of the 21st century for increasing transparency in the conduct of the powerful, access to informa...

Wireless workshop in Nicaragua
Wireless workshop in Nicaragua 06 December 2013 Lourdes Pietrosemoli

The 16th Workshop on Networking Technologies for Latin America and the Caribbean, organised by EsLaRed Foundation, took place at the National Engineering University of Managua, Nicaragua on 14-18 October 2013. The aim of this annual event is to develop and promote human resource training activities in the field of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in Latin America and the Carib...

DRC: "Coming up with innovative ways of making the most of the existing infrastructures is a must"
DRC: "Coming up with innovative ways of making the most of the existing infrastructures is a must" 07 October 2013 Francoise Mukuku

It is 7Pm, under a streetlight, almost hundred students are gathering. All of them are trying to get the best of the yellow light coming on their notepads. It is school examination time, and the only place where there is electricity. An hour ago, driving along a national road, you could see motorcycle taxis (normally for two including the driver) bringing 3 people of the nearest small towns, w...

Practical Guide for Digital Switchover (DSO) in Cameroon
Practical Guide for Digital Switchover (DSO) in Cameroon 18 September 2013 Lishan Adam, Mike Jensen, Steve Song, Russell Southwood (APC and Balancing Act)

The digital switchover (DSO) is the commonly accepted name given to the process of changing the underlying radio broadcast technology from the outdated analogue system to a system based on equipment capable of transmitting and receiving digital signals. This guide was produced to help with the process of implementation and is aimed at those involved in the process. Of course, the DSO is a proce...

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