Affordable Access: There Isn’t An App For That

Internet.org’s recent announcement of their zero-rated app in Zambia which offers free access to Facebook and a sprinkling of other services has sparked yet another discussion of Network Neutrality in emerging markets.  Pundits from Zimbabwe to Berlin have expressed concern about the...

/ 5 August 2014

Spectrum Safari Lagos!

Having become a little more familiar with the RTL-SDR dongle and the RTLSDR Scanner software after a first attempt in Ghana, I had the opportunity to try out a spectrum scan in Lagos, Nigeria while at an Alliance for Affordable...

/ 28 July 2014

The Morality of Openness

I feel like my moral compass is broken.  Like many things that break, I put the first aberrations down to anomalies, exceptions that prove the rule.  But just as a real compass doesn’t point to true north but to a...

/ 19 June 2014

Spectrum Safari!

Previously I’ve written about why experts find it so hard to agree on spectrum regulation.  However there is one aspect of spectrum that I haven’t touched on and that is the fact that radio waves are invisible, which turns out to be...

/ 12 June 2014

Dynamic Spectrum in Africa in 2014

It seems like ages ago but it was less than a year ago that Google sponsored a forum on TV White Spaces in Africa in Dakar.  I wrote an article on the state of TV White Spaces in Africa based on that...

/ 21 May 2014