Tag: regulation

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Saving TVWS

How do technologies die? There is no announcement of their demise. Like Homer Simpson, they simply fade back into the bushes. Acronyms like ISDN and WiMAX used to dominate telecoms news headlines but today you would never know they existed....

/ 8 March 2022
African Telecommunications Infastructure 2019

Africa Telecoms Infrastructure in 2019

Welcome to the 6th annual review of telecommunications infrastructure development in Africa. This review combines my analysis of the last 12 months as well as links to over 270 articles covering a range of African telecom infrastructure development issues in...

/ 3 January 2020

Rethinking Affordable Access

Everyone needs affordable access to communication. Affordable access strategies that don’t target everyone end up magnifying the digital divide in a kind of Matthew effect: those with affordable phone/internet services have access to ever increasing education resources, opportunities, services, social...

/ 1 February 2019

An African TV White Space Strategy

TV  White Space (TVWS) technology and regulation has its roots in the United States in the early 2000’s where there was an emerging sense of the growing impact of wireless technologies designed for unlicensed (ISM band) use as well as...

/ 4 June 2018

Dynamic Spectrum in Africa in 2018

Advocating for change in spectrum regulation is not a game for sprinters.  As someone who has championed dynamic spectrum regulation for a longer than I would ever have imagined, I am still getting used to the idea that what looks...

/ 8 May 2018