Tag: WiFi

A Look at Spectrum in Four African Countries

Does effective spectrum management make a real difference when it comes to more pervasive and affordable access to communication?  In this post I look at the spectrum management regimes in four African countries: Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa, and...

/ 31 March 2014

Unpacking Our Mobile Broadband Future

The future is mobile.  We all know that.  We read it everywhere.  In the UN Broadband Commission‘s recently published report entitled, The State of Broadband 2012: Achieving Digital Inclusion For All, ITU analysts boldly announce their belief that: “mobile broadband...

/ 15 October 2012
It's ironic that the telephone wire used in these baskets is not commercially available for sale anywhere. You'd think that might be a value-add wholesale offering from Telkom. :-)

The Death of Fixed Lines in Africa

Today I want to push back a little (just a little) against the conventional wisdom that mobiles are the only communications infrastructure future for Africa. There is an implicit understanding in ICT4D work in Africa that mobiles are the future...

/ 19 May 2010

WiFi on Steroids Approved in U.S.

November 4th was truly a good news day in the United States.  Not only did the American people elect a leader who will hopefully begin to heal the damage done by 8 years of the Bush regime but, on the...

/ 5 November 2008

Opening Spectrum in South Africa

It’s time to get down to business and start developing a civil society position on spectrum management in South Africa.  The key purpose of spectrum management is to maximise the value that society gains from the radio spectrum.  That has...

/ 29 September 2008