Category Archives: Rural Communication

Dynamic Spectrum – a solution for Africas spectrum problems?

Last week I was invited speaker at Africon 2015.  My keynote talk was on the role of Dynamic/Flexible Spectrum and “Cognitive Radio” in the deployment of rural internet access using wireless technology.  This sparked some interesting discussions in the panel I … Continue reading

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Broadband-Broadcast Convergence – to be or not to be?

Yesterday, I arrived at the Brussels Midi station in a rainy, grey morning—not a very inspiring start for the day to attend the 2nd workshop organized by European Commission on Broadcast-Broadband Convergence. In the 5-hour workshop, the consulting company Plum hired by … Continue reading

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Fiber Access changes gears

You may not have noticed, but broadband internet access in Sweden has reached “critical mass”. At some point, during the last year or so, this feature in homes went from a luxury item for a selected few, to a sanitary … Continue reading

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TV White Space – a good idea for rural broad band access in Africa?

Google and Microsoft have recently show a lot of interest in providing rural access in Africa. The recent “Balloon craze” aside, TVWS experiments are on the way in several countries. The most well known, may be the experiment run by in … Continue reading

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