[DC3] Fwd: [apc.members] Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - May 2018

nico at libre.ws nico at libre.ws
Fri May 25 12:35:27 UTC 2018


Congratulations to all that amazing Zenzeleni team!!

On 2018-05-25 02:16 AM, Carlos Rey-Moreno wrote:
> Hi all, sharing the the May's edition of the CN newsletter that we are
> curating from APC. We have more than 250 subscribers now. If you have
> stories we would like us to include in the next numbers, please send
> them along!
> 
> One of the highlights (for me personally :-D) in the newsletter is the
> article on "South Africa became the first country in the region to
> support community networks <https://www.apc.org/en/node/34705/>" a
> results of years of advocacy from Zenzeleni Networks.
> 
> best,
> 
> carlos
> 
> PS:
> 
> If you haven't subscribed to receive this directly on your email yet,
> remember you can do it here
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> 
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> 
> 
>   COMMUNITY NETWORKS AND LOCAL ACCESS
> 
> 
>     Monthly newsletter
> 
> 
>       May 2018
> 
> Image by Zenzeleni Networks.
> Welcome to the sixth monthly round-up of developments impacting your
> local access networks.
> 
> 
>     1. Get involved
> 
>   * Northern Public Affairs, in collaboration with the Internet Society,
>     is pleased to release a call for contributions to the Fall 2018
>     special issue of NPA Magazine focusing on emerging developments in
>     community networks among Indigenous peoples in North America.
>     Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6872&qid=435980>. 
>   * APC internship opportunity for an African community networks
>     project. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6873&qid=435980>. 
>   * The Internet Society is inviting applications for individuals
>     interested in the Introduction to Network Operations Course. The
>     course will be run monthly in English and French with the
>     registration beginning on the third Monday of every month and
>     closing on the last Wednesday of every month. The current
>     application closes on 30 May 2018. Applicants applying in this
>     window will take the course from 4 June to 9 July. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6874&qid=435980>. 
>   * Digital Citizen Summit session proposals are being accepted until 15
>     June 2018. One of the relevant themes of this summit in relation to
>     community networks is “access and inclusion”. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6875&qid=435980>. 
>   * All stakeholders are invited to submit proposals to hold workshops
>     at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to
>     take place in November/December 2018. An announcement is expected
>     imminently on the exact dates and venue of the meeting. The deadline
>     for workshop submissions is 27 May 2018, 23:59 UTC. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6876&qid=435980>. 
> 
> 
>     2. Call for grants
> 
>   * The Beyond the Net Medium and Large Grants Programme is still open
>     for applications. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6877&qid=435980>. 
> 
> 
>     3. Events and conferences
> 
> 
>        
> 
> 
>       *3.1 Upcoming events*
> 
>   *
> 
>     Whose Knowledge?: Decolonizing the Internet conference, 17 and 18
>     June in Cape Town, South Africa. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6878&qid=435980>.
> 
>   *
> 
>     Sarantaporo conference: Building the community in community
>     networks. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6879&qid=435980>. 
> 
>   *
> 
>     Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium, 18-20 June in Santo Domingo.
>     One major theme will be “capacity building needs and policy
>     interventions particularly on community-based ICT development”. The
>     programme can be found here
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6880&qid=435980>. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6881&qid=435980>. 
> 
> 
>        
> 
> 
>       *3.2 Resources from past events*
> 
>   *
> 
>     Video of the panel at RightsCon: “Addressing the digital divide in
>     Indigenous Communities in North America”. Watch here
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6882&qid=435980>. 
> 
>   *
> 
>     Summary from Steve Song about the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global
>     Summit 2018 in London, with observations around Africa. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6883&qid=435980>. Presentations
>     and other resources from past DSA events can be found here
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6884&qid=435980>. 
> 
>   *
> 
>     Shernon Osepa (ISOC) speaks about community networks in a session
>     about internet infrastructure resilience at the 14th Caribbean
>     Internet Governance Forum in Suriname. Watch here
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6885&qid=435980>. 
> 
>   *
> 
>     Some of the presentations that took place during the “Mesh is in the
>     Air” (formerly Battle Mesh) meeting in Berlin are linked to the
>     different elements of the agenda. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6886&qid=435980>. The
>     videos of the presentations are also available. Watch here
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6887&qid=435980>.
>      
> 
> 
>     4. Community networks in news and blogs
> 
>   *
> 
>     South Africa becomes the first country in the region to support
>     community networks. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6888&qid=435980>. Explicit
>     support for @ZenzeleniNet and #communitynetworks in the Budget Vote
>     from @DtpsZA in Parliament last week. Hoping other countries in the
>     continent follow the example! Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6889&qid=435980>.
> 
>   *
> 
>     [En español] Un camino por el acceso de las comunidades: de los
>     telecentros a las redes comunitarias, por Florencia Roveri de Nodo
>     TAU, Argentina. Leer más
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6890&qid=435980>.
> 
>   *
> 
>     Empowering local communities to build, maintain and expand their
>     community network. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6891&qid=435980>. 
> 
>   *
> 
>     'Anti-authority' tech rebels take on ISPs, connect NYC with cheap
>     Wi-Fi. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6892&qid=435980>. 
> 
>   *
> 
>     Dustin’s internet community roadtrip: In the Bay Area, what redwoods
>     can teach us about the internet. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6893&qid=435980>. 
> 
>   *
> 
>     Sovereignty is more than a designation, it is a responsibility.
>     Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6894&qid=435980>. 
> 
>   *
> 
>     [Em portugués] No canal no YouTube do Projeto de Redes Comunitárias
>     do Nupef tem vídeos novos pra assistir! Assista aqui
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6895&qid=435980>. 
> 
> 
>     5. Relevant articles on technologies and other resources related to
>     local access networks
> 
>   *
> 
>     [En Français] Wi-Fi hot spots to be implemented throughout Togo.
>     Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6896&qid=435980>. 
> 
>   *
> 
>     Investing in Last-Mile Internet Connectivity Initiatives:
>     Opportunities for social and commercial returns. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6897&qid=435980>. 
> 
> 
>     6. Regulation
> 
>   * Indigenous Community Telecommunications
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6898&qid=435980>,
>     a civil society association in Mexico, has withstood an important
>     legal battle
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6899&qid=435980> for
>     the right of indigenous communities to establish and manage their
>     own community networks of mobile phones and internet. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6900&qid=435980>. 
>   *
> 
>     The Democratic Republic of Congo’s National Assembly adopts a new
>     Telecommunications Act. Cellcos handed LTE licences. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6901&qid=435980>. 
> 
>   *
> 
>     Innovative Licensing Approaches: Enabling access in hard-to-reach
>     places through collaborative partnerships. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6902&qid=435980>. 
> 
>   * Community Networks in the EU Parliament - A panel on “Obligations
>     for small providers” with Evangelos Ouzounis, Head of Secure
>     Infrastructure and Services, ENISA; Bruno Veluet, CEO of Leonix,
>     Paris-based B2B ISP member of AOTA; Caty Nymann, Chair,
>     Communication Networks Regulation Working Group, DIGITALEUROPE; and
>     Panayotis Antoniadis, co-founder at NetHood. Watch here
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6903&qid=435980>. 
> 
> 
>     7. Reports and publications
> 
> 
>       *7.1 /Reports relevant to community networks and local access
>       initiatives/*
> 
>   *
> 
>     Decolonising the internet: Second International Cyberfeminist
>     Meeting (15 March 2018, Salvador, Brazil). The group adopted a set
>     of principles including principle #4: “The promotion of alternative
>     networks self-managed by communities.” Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6904&qid=435980>. 
> 
>   *
> 
>     Unleashing Community Networks: Innovative licensing approaches. This
>     paper by ISOC builds on their “Spectrum Paper” and focuses
>     specifically on innovative licensing options for community networks.
>     Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6905&qid=435980>. 
> 
>  
> 
> 
>       */7.2 Academic updates related to community networks/*
> 
>   *
> 
>     Gwaka, L. T., May. J., & Tucker, W. Towards low‐cost community
>     networks in rural communities: The impact of context using the case
>     study of Beitbridge, Zimbabwe. E J Info Sys Dev Countries. 2018;
>     e12029. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6906&qid=435980>. 
> 
>   *
> 
>     Leader Brenda Vilas Boas, “An EPICS Adventure: Bringing Telephone
>     and Internet Service to the Amazon”, IEEE Women in Engineering
>     Magazine. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6907&qid=435980>. 
> 
>   *
> 
>     Tonny Okwonga from the non-profit organization BOSCO Uganda
>     presented at the ICT4D conference in Lusaka, Zambia, on Empowering
>     refugees: livelihood enhancement through ICTs. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6908&qid=435980>. 
> 
>   *
> 
>     Call for academic papers for the 2019 IFIP WG 9.4 Conference
>     “Strengthening Southern-driven cooperation as a catalyst for ICT4D",
>     with two tracks that might be of interest: “ICT4D for the
>     Indigenous, by the Indigenous and of the Indigenous” and
>     “Communities, ICT-Enabled Networks, and Development”. Deadline for
>     papers is 3 September 2018. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6909&qid=435980>. 
> 
>   *
> 
>     The 1st Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS
>     2018), formerly ACM Dev (where many academic papers on community
>     networks were presented), will take place on 20-22 June 2018 in
>     California, USA. Papers of potential interest to community networks
>     are: Adaptive Threshold Setting for Determining Spectrum Occupancy
>     in TV White Space (note); DIY Model for Mobile Network Deployment: A
>     Step Towards 5G for All (note); Information-Centric Multi-Access
>     Edge Computing Platform for Community Mesh Networks (paper);
>     Nation-State Hegemony in Internet Routing (paper); and Zyxt: A
>     Network Planning Tool for Rural Wireless ISPs (paper). Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6910&qid=435980>.
>      
> 
>   *
> 
>     The ICTD 2019 Conference will take place 4-7 January 2019 in
>     Ahmedabad, India. A call for participation with papers/posters is
>     open until 22 July 2018. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6911&qid=435980>. 
> 
> 
>     8. Software releases for community networks
> 
>   *
> 
>     There are plenty of new releases coming out of the Mesh is in the
>     Air meeting. We just put together a list with a few of them, but you
>     are invited to go and pick your favourite. Read more
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6886&qid=435980>. 
> 
>  1. Mesh Routing Simulator
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6912&qid=435980>:
>     A simplistic mesh routing simulator to sketch algorithms and edit
>     mesh data. 
>  2. Mesh Testbed Generator
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6913&qid=435980>:
>     Config-Mgmt. for OpenWRT (ImageBuilder) for setting up a homogeneous
>     network (i.e. for testbeds). 
>  3. OpenWISP 2
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6914&qid=435980>:
>     A growing open source network management system for OpenWRT.  
> 
> 
>     9. Previous editions
> 
>   * Previous editions of this newsletter are available here
>     <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6915&qid=435980>. 
> 
> This newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks:
> Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership
> with Internet Society and Rhizomática, with support from Canada's
> International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
> 
> Invite others to subscribe to this monthly newsletter here
> <https://crm.apc.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=6916&qid=435980>!
> 
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> relevant to the topic that you would like us to include in the next
> edition, please share it with us at localaccess.newsletter at apc.org
> <mailto:localaccess.newsletter at apc.org>.
> 
> May 2018. Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
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> Melville,
> South Africa
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> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Carlos Rey-Moreno, PhD
> "Community and Local Access Networks" Project Coordinator
> Association for Progressive Communications
> https://www.apc.org/en/project/local-access-networks-can-unconnected-connect-themselves
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