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Where Cellular Networks Don't Exist, People Are Building Their Own

Inside the cloud that is perpetually draped over the small town of San Juan Yaee, Oaxaca, Raúl Hernández Santiago crouches down on the roof of the …

Facebook Hires Founders Of Cellular-Network-In-A-Box Company Endaga

The founders and CEO of Endaga, a company that brings rural villages online with cellular network boxes, announced this weekend they would be joining Facebook and winding down their business operations.<p>CEO Lance Condray and co-founders Kashif Ali, Kurtis Heimerl and Shaddi Hasan wrote in a blog …

Endaga Brings Rural Villages Online With a Cell Network in a Box

It may not be legal, but it's working.<p>Did you know you can fit a whole cellphone network in a box the size of a small carry-on suitcase? That’s what a tiny startup called Endaga is doing, to bring mobile phone services to remote villages in Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Philippines. It …

Gigato Tries To Make Internet Access Affordable With Data Rebates

"Until the cost of data comes down, there needs to be some sort of solution that bridges the cost gap."<p>For many people in developing countries, the cost of data incurred by using social networks, sharing files, watching videos and playing games makes such activities prohibitively expensive. But if …

Net Neutrality

MTN and Ericsson bring managed rural coverage to Benin

Ericsson has signed its first Managed Rural Coverage deal with MTN, bringing mobile coverage as a service to parts of central and northern Benin …

Aircel to offer free Internet across India at 64 kbps

<i>By Shashidhar KJ ( @KJshashi shashidar@medianama.com ) October 16, 2015 <br>Share This: Share via Email</i><p>In a bid to increase mobile Internet usage, …

Will Outernet Bring Connectivity to the Unconnected Parts of the World?

Nearly 5 billion people today lack basic Internet access due to poor telecom infrastructure or government censorship policies. These people are …

Sustainable Development Goals

Connecting the World from 20,000 meters

In 1997, when the ITU-R first began studying the spectrum identifications for <b>H</b>igh-<b>A</b>ltitude <b>P</b>latform <b>S</b>tations (HAPS)1, the notion that you could one day …

Google installing hundreds of internet-enabled balloons in Indonesia

How do you connect a country made up of 17,000 islands to the internet? That’s the huge infrastructure challenge faced by Indonesia, and one that Google hopes to address using its high altitude ‘Project Loon’ balloons.<p>The Silicon Valley giant has partnered with three Indonesian internet service …

Telecoms

European Parliament votes against net neutrality amendments

<b>The European Parliament has voted against a set of rules intended to safeguard "net neutrality" in the EU.</b><p>A series of amendments to a regulation on how internet traffic is managed in Europe were all rejected by MEPs.<p>Proponents of net neutrality, who demand that web traffic be treated equally by …

Net Neutrality

Hundreds of Portuguese Buses and Taxis Are Also Wi-Fi Routers - MIT Technology Review

A massive mobile Wi-Fi network that could be a model for many cities was launched in the city of Porto, Portugal, this fall. Buses and taxis are …

Google, Facebook, SpaceX, OneWeb plan to beam Internet everywhere

<b>(CNN) —</b> By now it's kind of hard to believe, even sort of embarrassing.<p>About 57% of the world population is offline — mostly because of unavailable Internet in poor or rural countries. The United Nations set a goal of getting that number down to 50% by the end of 2020.<p>But the U.N. now admits, …

Space Travel

T-Mobile’s network extender lets anyone use your Internet bandwidth

Like Comcast, T-Mobile boosts its network by borrowing your bandwidth.<p>T-Mobile US is giving customers free devices that boost network coverage in and …

Net Neutrality

How a group of neighbors created their own Internet service

Powered by radios in trees, homegrown network serves 50 houses on Orcas Island.<p>When you live somewhere with slow and unreliable Internet access, it …

Google Earth

Tshwane free Wi-Fi reaches a million users

Alan Knott-Craig<p>The City of Tshwane’s free Wi-Fi programme hit a milestone of a million unique devices on Wednesday. The free Wi-Fi roll-out …

A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet

Cables lying on the seafloor bring the internet to the world. They transmit 99 percent of international data, make transoceanic communication possible in an instant, and serve as a loose proxy for the international trade that connects advanced economies.<p>Their importance and proliferation inspired …

Mount Everest

Forget Wi-Fi. Meet the new Li-Fi Internet

What if we could use existing technologies to provide Internet access to the more than 4 billion people living in places where the infrastructure …

Facebook's laser drones v Google's net-beaming balloons

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1206000/1206582_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524673743_a223e61daee7abdea5b4197f37ad1f25<p><b>The sky is going to become a busier place if Facebook and Google get their way.</b><p>The tech firms are investing in rival efforts to beam the internet …

Sri Lanka

Tech Infrastructure In The Developing World

Before Endaga’s cell network in a box arrived in Shimshal, Pakistan, villagers had to drive three hours along the Shimshal Valley Road — one of the most dangerous roads in the world — to reach the nearest town with a telephone. When people were injured, it took hours for the nearest doctor to …

Telecoms

Microsoft launches fund to improve access to affordable Internet in underserved markets | Stories

<b>REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 15, 2015 —</b> Microsoft Corp. has launched a new fund to cultivate companies with solutions that bring affordable Internet access …

How to Build a Low-tech Internet

<b></b> Wireless internet access is on the rise in both modern consumer societies and in the developing world.In rich countries, however, the focus is on …

Telecoms

Network planning

There are really two parts to network planning. One is the physical connectivity: how do you connect everyone together? The other is the issue of …

EveryLayer Wants To Help Bring Affordable Broadband Everywhere

How do the next billion people get online?<p>Few people are offline for lack of interest; in many parts of the world, getting connected is just too expensive. It’s prohibitively expensive as a customer, and it’s prohibitively expensive (and complicated!) as someone looking to start an ISP.<p>EveryLayer, …

The costs of Loon…

As I pointed out in a tweet a couple of months ago, Iridium’s SBD service is being used for command and control of Google’s Project Loon. So it was …

Sri Lanka

Digital Enablement

Ask the right questions of your front-line and of the data: Identify, capture and analyze data from existing or related solutions, and from the …

Contribute to AfTerFibre

There are many ways to contribute to the AfTerFibre map. Perhaps the easiest way is to simply point out an error. You can do this easily by tweeting …

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

Wi-Fi

Free Basics: Myths and Facts – English

<b>MYTH: Facebook and its telecom partners pick and choose what services are on Free Basics</b><p><b>FACT:</b> When we initially released Internet.org, it was with a …