Practical Insights on Networking for ICT4D Projects

ICT4D Routers and a Downloadable Firewall

ICT4D Routers and a Downloadable Firewall

Published on: Apr 05 2013 by Jen Overgaag - Comments Off on ICT4D Routers and a Downloadable Firewall
At Inveneo, we push technology hard. Our engineers work with the latest tools on the market and our deployments span some of the harshest environments on the planet....
Are Lasers the Key to Cheap, Cloud-Based Internet?

Are Lasers the Key to Cheap, Cloud-Based Internet?

Published on: Apr 01 2013 by Aaron Mason - 3 Comments
Different colored lasers light up a section of cloud during a test of Inveneo’s StratoLancer system. Photo: Aaron Mason When trying to communicate over great...
Who Let All Those Ghanaians on the Internet? Jenna Burrell on Internet Exclusion

Who Let All Those Ghanaians on the Internet? Jenna Burrell on Internet Exclusion

Published on: Feb 25 2013 by Ethan Zuckerman - 1 Comment
Jenna Burrell, assistant professor at the School of Information at UC Berkeley, is speaking today at the Berkman Center on her research on internet usage in Ghana,...
Will We Have Free Worldwide Wireless Internet Access From Google?

Will We Have Free Worldwide Wireless Internet Access From Google?

Published on: Feb 06 2013 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The last mile is the first mile of cost in Internet access. The barriers to connecting everyone to low-cost, high-speed bandwidth are many, and many people feel...
5 Reasons to Use Open SIM Kit to Modify Mobile Phone SIM Cards

5 Reasons to Use Open SIM Kit to Modify Mobile Phone SIM Cards

Published on: Jan 28 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Use Open SIM Kit to Modify Mobile Phone SIM Cards
Any ICT4D projects that run on mobile phones, like digital health and mEducation initiatives, rely upon the benevolence of mobile network operators for their existence....
How Can We Make Cloud Solutions Relevant in the Offline World?

How Can We Make Cloud Solutions Relevant in the Offline World?

Published on: Oct 17 2012 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Can We Make Cloud Solutions Relevant in the Offline World?
I am Amos Cruz and below are my thoughts around a recent Technology Salon on “How Can We Make ‘Cloud’ Solutions Relevant in the Offline World”...
Which is better: a full size 3G WiFi Router or a Mi-Fi for a small office?

Which is better: a full size 3G WiFi Router or a Mi-Fi for a small office?

Published on: Sep 24 2012 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Small business contribute close to 20% of Kenya’s GDP, and many of them now require Internet access for basic productivity and communication tasks. While...
There Are No ICT4D Shortcuts to Sustainable Development

There Are No ICT4D Shortcuts to Sustainable Development

Published on: Sep 07 2012 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on There Are No ICT4D Shortcuts to Sustainable Development
I am Laura Hosman and this past spring semester, I led an entrepreneurship class at my university that focused on creating a Solar-Computer-Lab-in-a-Box designed...
A Cautionary Tale of ICT4D Failure at Scale

A Cautionary Tale of ICT4D Failure at Scale

Published on: May 18 2012 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Back in 2009, a few MIT students started “Fab Labs” in Afghanistan to teach Afghans how to fabricate small-scale projects, one of which was wireless...
We Need Affordable Broadband Internet for mLearning

We Need Affordable Broadband Internet for mLearning

Published on: May 04 2012 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on We Need Affordable Broadband Internet for mLearning
With all the talk of mEducation, USAID’s Grand Challenge, and the upcoming mEducation Alliance conference, there is something huge that is missing. It’s...