Category: TV White Spaces

How To Let GSM Serve The People That Other Networks Can’t Reach

Mobile telephony has transformed access to communication in emerging markets.  In 1994, there were more telephone lines in New York City than in the whole of Africa.  These days, about two thirds of the population in sub-Saharan Africa is covered...

/ 17 April 2015

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

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

Google, Facebook, and frickin’ Laser Beams

I have such a complicated relationship with Google and Facebook that I sometimes find it hard to write about them.  I don’t mean complicated in the sense of conflict of interest although it is true that one of the organisations...

/ 28 April 2014