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

Glenn McKnight mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
Fri May 25 12:38:10 UTC 2018


Correction on newsletter
The IGF Paris call for  workshops has been extended to June 6


Glenn McKnight
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On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 4:16 AM, Carlos Rey-Moreno <
carlos.reymoreno at gmail.com> 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,
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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).
>
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> !
>
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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.
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