RESEARCH, TRAINING, DEPLOYMENT THE ICTP EXPERIENCE

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RESEARCH, TRAINING, DEPLOYMENT THE ICTP EXPERIENCE

  1. 1. Research, Training, Deployment: the ICTP experience Marco Zennaro, PhD Telecommunication/ICT4D Lab The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
  2. 2. What is the ICTP The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics was founded in 1964, by the late Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam ICTP is administered by UNESCO and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) The Centre is located in Trieste, Italy
  3. 3. What is the ICTP ICTP is an institution that is run by scientists for scientists to support the best science possible, with special attention to the needs of scientists from Developing Countries "Scientific thought is the common heritage of mankind"
  4. 4. Visiting scientists More than 120'000 visits from 184 countries, 20% of visitors are women
  5. 5. Last 15 years 1993 to 1996 - Activities cosponsored by ITU/BDT 1997 - ICTP-URSI-ITU/BDT Workshop on the use of Radio for digital communications in Developing Countries 1998 - 1st School on the use of Radio for digital communications in Developing Countries (its 16th yearly edition in 2013 with financial support of ITU/BDT) More than 50 activities, +2000 people!
  6. 6. 1995 vs 2010 400$ 3 Mbps 77$ 150Mbps
  7. 7. Activities in Trieste
  8. 8. Activities in Malawi
  9. 9. Activity in Micronesia
  10. 10. EsLaRed Started in 1998 at ICTP One event per year in Latin America, more than 15 countries hosted This year in Nicaragua More than 200 participants per year
  11. 11. WNDW.net A free book on “Wireless Networking in the Developing World” Written by wireless geeks in less than 3 months More than 3M downloads! Available also in Spanish, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Indonesian http://www.wndw.net
  12. 12. ICTP model Training Research Deployment
  13. 13. Malawi
  14. 14. TVWS propagation • Lower free space loss • Better diffraction efficiency • Lower building attenuation
  15. 15. Propagation advantage
  16. 16. QuantifyingTVWS • How many TVWS are there? • In cities? In rural areas? • Do they change in time? • ...in developing countries • ...with low cost tools • ...driven by academia
  17. 17. ASCII-32
  18. 18. ASCII-32
  19. 19. Nicaragua
  20. 20. Nicaragua
  21. 21. Malawi model 1. Measure TVWS 2. Regulate 3. Deploy 4. Analyze
  22. 22. Malawi
  23. 23. Deployment
  24. 24. TVWS training in 2014 March 3-14, 2014 Trieste, Italy 25 scholarships
  25. 25. Thank you!

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