6. 1 Efficiency Communication networks are potentially enablers of both efficiency and innovation 2 Innovation
7. 50% Percentage of disposable income spent on mobile services in Africa.
8. http://www.cbc.ca/spark/2009/11/full-interview-clay-shirky/ ...lower the cost of failure To enable innovation... When failure is expensive, the lesson learned is to stop wasting money.
9. Yesterday Today trial and error is the new planning build it and you can come complexity uncertainty unpredictability command & control
10. Walled Gardens 1995 2010
11. trial and error is the new planning Q. What do these two things have in common? A. You don't have access to the recipe.
12. United States Uganda quantity is the new quality
13. quantity is the new quality
14. hardware is the new software
15. hardware is the new software
16. what's needed is a paradigm shift in how we think about telecom networks
17. June 2008 – The Birth of the Mesh Potato
19. <ul>Mesh Potato </ul><ul><li>POT-ATA
20. USD$119 Qty 1
21. USD$80 Qty 100
22. USD$60 Target
23. beats NS2 + ATA </li></ul>
26. <ul>Mesh Potato Design </ul><ul><li>Low Cost
27. B.A.T.M.A.N mesh routing
28. < 400m between nodes, omni antennas
29. Maximise open hardware and software
31. FXS port & interface
32. Low Power & Africanisation </li></ul>
35. <ul>Custom Wifi/VOIP Hardware </ul><ul><li>Not a re-flash of existing hardware
36. Custom, mass market product designed by an open community!
37. Open Hardware (schematic, CPLD, uC firmware)
38. Open Software
39. Very hackable
40. Development blog: villagetelco.org
41. Many 1 st world applications </li></ul>
42. <ul>Status </ul><ul><li>It works! First phone call June 2009
43. Cool developer community
44. Beta Release Jan 2010
45. Production October 2010
46. Several deployments under way in Timor Leste, South Africa.
47. Some (solvable) problems remaining </li></ul>
50. villagetelco.org Steve Song email: [email_address] blog: http://manypossibilities.net skype: steve_l_song twitter: stevesong David Rowe email: [email_address] blog: http://www.rowetel.com skype: drowe67
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