wireless networking, free software, solar power

Why WiMax (still) is dead

Why WiMax still is dead Recently, we have been asked repeatedly again about the role of WiMax (802.16) in rural and remote networks. In brief, we still think it is not a preferred option, and here is why: * Price: Simply, for what it can do – it is too expensive. Smart use of cheaper […]

2 Million downloads for the “green book”

Wireless Networking in the Developing World is a free book about designing, implementing, and maintaining low-cost wireless networks. Since 2008, WNDW.net has served over two million downloads of the book! WNDW is available for free in seven languages. If you haven’t checked it out already, download a copy for yourself.

Interview on freifunk.net

On freifunk and community networking, in german: http://blog.freifunk.net/2009/freifunk-afrika-ein-interview-mit-sebastian-b%C3%BCttrich-von-wirelessdk

Wireless Networking in the Developing World – now in print in 6 languages

The book WNDW is now in print in 6 languages!  English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, and now Indonesian.  Here’s a picture of 5 out of 6 versions wndw in 5 languages Read more: http://wndw.net http://wirelessU.org

Wireless workshop, Nepal, Pokhara, 14-24 September

A workshop on (not only) wireless networking in Pokhara, Sept 14-24, organized by WirelessU NSRC ISOC NepalWireless brings together about 30 participants from a.o. the Nepal Wireless villages, the Nepal NREN, ISOC Nepal, supporters and activists. The first 5 days will be classroom/lab training, followed by deployments in 2-3 villages. The workshop aims at preparing […]

Sengerema Shared Mesh Network – Tanzania’s first of a kind

This project is already a bit older – it was implemented in October 2008. But on the occasion of presenting it at the ICTP Wireless School, and because i feel honoured to have been able to be part of it – here s a presentation of it – pictures mostly, but with many links for […]

South African communications regulator (ICASA) confiscating social entrepreneur Dabba’s WiFi equipment – Media Coverage

Here is a link collection regarding the case of South African communications regulator (ICASA) having sent their enforcers in to confiscate social entrepreneur Dabba’s WiFi equipment. Village Telco Google Group Thread on Dabba Wifi Confiscation —- Dabba’s site: http://www.dabba.co.za/ —- Steve Song writes at Many Possibilities blog, 18 February 2009: http://manypossibilities.net/2009/02/icasa-stealing-from-aids-orphans/ —- Technology news site […]

Wireless Networking in the Developing World

“Wireless Networking in the Developing World”, published in 1st edition 2006, 2nd edition 2008, and freely available under a Creative Commons license. read more on wndw.net