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Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
Tech4Africa - The Village Telco
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Tech4Africa - The Village Telco

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My talk about the state of communication infrastructure in Africa and why the Village Telco might be a positive force for change.

My talk about the state of communication infrastructure in Africa and why the Village Telco might be a positive force for change.

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  • Tech4Africa - The Village Telco, by Steve Song

    I personally think the powerpoint is good, but some of the slides can be better, in terms of contrast and emphasis, for example the chart of the internet users in Africa and the World.

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  • 1. The Village Telco or 3 pieces of kit for a neighborhood network Steve Song Shuttleworth Foundation 12 August 2010
  • 2. an easy-to-use, scalable, standards-based, wireless, local, do-it-yourself, telephone company toolkit
  • 3. Africa http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=wb-wdi&met=it_net_user_p2&idim=country:KEN:ZAF:ZWE:EGY:TUN
  • 4. World
  • 5. http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTIC4D/Resources/5870635-1242066347456/IC4D_2009_Overview.pdf
  • 6. 1 2 Efficiency Innovation Communication networks are potentially enablers of both efficiency and innovation
  • 7. 50% Percentage of disposable income spent on mobile services in Africa.
  • 8. To enable innovation... ...lower the cost of failure When failure is expensive, the lesson learned is to stop wasting money. http://www.cbc.ca/spark/2009/11/full-interview-clay-shirky/
  • 9. It's the economy, Stupid! Bill Clinton famously captured the essence of necessary change in 1992
  • 10. It's the cost of access, Stupid! What an inspired African leader might say about change needed in communication networks
  • 11. Yesterday Today complexity uncertainty unpredictability command build it and & control you can come trial and error is the new planning
  • 12. 1995 2010 Walled Gardens
  • 13. Q. What do these two things have in common? A. You don't have access to the recipe. trial and error is the new planning
  • 14. quantity is the new quality
  • 15. United States Uganda quantity is the new quality
  • 16. hardware is the new software
  • 17. hardware is the new software
  • 18. what's needed is a paradigm shift in how we think about telecom networks
  • 19. June 2008 – The Birth of the Mesh Potato
  • 20. embedded Linux telephony development Afrimesh toolkit mesh management and mapping payg voice billing system for Asterisk powered by Open Source
  • 21. Elektra Rael Lissoos David Rowe What really drives the Village Telco.... people
  • 22. o r e rr co iit'' ts & acc st o s l th th es f ee tr ia he new s is t stupid! planning ware qua hard n tity new is is the are qu t he ne tw w a of lity s
  • 23. Looking for... ✔ Volunteers ✔ Partners ✔ Investors
  • 24. Steve Song Founder Village Telco http://villagetelco.org email: steve.song@shuttleworthfoundation.org blog: http://manypossibilities.net skype: steve_l_song twitter: stevesong
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