Tag: rural

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A Penny Black Broadband Strategy

The challenge of unlocking affordable access to backhaul networks for small operators, especially in rural areas, is a problem that has been bothering me for years. As demand for high-speed access grows and last-mile access technologies grow increasingly affordable, the...

/ 29 March 2021

GSM and Dynamic Spectrum

Adoption of Television White Spaces (TVWS) spectrum saw great progress in 2013.  The Google-sponsored Cape Town TVWS trial was completed and the results were an unqualified success.  TVWS trials got underway in Malawi.  And Microsoft pushed ahead with pilots in...

/ 3 January 2014

The Evolution of Solar Social Enterprise

I had a chance to sit down and chat with Jeremy Leggett last week at the Skoll World Forum.  Jeremy is the Chairman of SolarAid, a social enterprise that delivers solar solutions to rural Eastern and Southern Africa.  SolarAid is...

/ 5 April 2011