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How To Let GSM Serve The People That Other Networks Can’t Reach

Mobile telephony has transformed access to communication in emerging markets.  In 1994, there were more telephone lines in New York City than in the whole of Africa.  These days, about two thirds of the population in sub-Saharan Africa is covered by a mobile phone signal.  That’s an amazing and profound change yet there are still millions of people who don’t have access to mobile networks.

How to Think About Universal Access

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that any person in possession of a mobile phone must be in want of an Internet connection.  Please allow that mangling of Jane Austen to exist as a placeholder for the assumption that everyone having affordable access to communication infrastructure

How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders?

22 December 2014
(APCNews)

How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders (HRDs) in their work?

GISWatch reports: Monitoring ICT for development, democracy and social justice

MADRID
18 December 2014
(Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

GISWatch is an annual report covering the state of

A Look at Spectrum in Four African Countries

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Africa and Spectrum 2.0

Does effective spectrum management make a real difference when it comes to more pervasive and affordable access to communication?

Why You Should Read TV White Spaces – A Pragmatic Approach

book-imageMarco Zennaro and Ermanno Pietrosemoli of the Abdus Salaam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (

Africa’s LTE Future

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Africa and Spectrum 2.0

If you follow communication infrastructure in Africa, you would be forgiven if you have begun to think of LTE as the promised land.

Spectrum Auctions for Beginners

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Africa and Spectrum 2.0

In the previous article, I looked at the merits of licensed vs.

Spectrum — To License or Not To License

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Africa and Spectrum 2.0

In part one of this series on Spectrum 2.0, I highlighte

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