How To Set Up A Micro Mobile Network in Your Neighborhood

You don’t have to spend a $100,000 to have a network installed in your neighborhood.  You don’t have to pay a monthly fee on top of that installation premium.  You don’t even have to wait around for the installers to arrive at their convenience when you need to be somewhere else at a certain time the day.…

Solving a 20-year old problem: SCWS World Day 3

It’s been an eventful three days at the Small Cells World Summit in London. We’ve met a lot of fantastic organisation, attended a lot of very interesting discussions, and come away with new insights and experiences. Perhaps one of the most interesting of these were the conversations we had with professionals from the hospitality industry…

Why you should care about indoor mobile connectivity: #SCWSWorld Day 2

When we think about mobile connectivity, the problem is often regarded as one that primarily affects the ‘less-developed’ parts of the world: rural communities, remote industries, and disaster-hit areas. Rarely do we associate a bustling urban hub with problems of low connectivity and poor voice networks. Issues of indoor and urban connectivity are more common…

Rainy Days and Tuesdays: #SCWSWorld Day 1

We landed in London early this morning for the Small Cells World Summit – #SCWSWorld. Coming from the fierce Delhi summer, we were now facing a cold, rainy Tuesday morning. A moment to appreciate the respite offered by the cozy interiors of the Intercontinental O2 Hotel, and on to business – after completing registration (and…

Overcoming the challenges of urban connectivity

New York – the city where here trendy cafes, luxurious hotels and quirky offices in such bohemian spaces as abandoned warehouses, refurbished attics, lofts and basements compete for space in one of the most progressive metropolises in the world. Surely this city would be a dream to work in. Your fantasies of working in a…

Recognising connectivity as a human right

  Just because a sentence is uttered by Mark Zuckerberg, does not mean it’s true, but when the Founder of Facebook spoke of connectivity being a basic human right, he wasn’t far off the mark. Zuckerberg, in his 10 page argument for the acceptance of connectivity as a human right, refers almost exclusively to bringing…

Digital Disconnect – its impact on the lives of Latin Americans

“I lost the job because they could not call me to say I’m hired” said Pedro who lives in a rural Mexican community, where mobile connectivity is a dream and people have to drive for two hours to make a call from the nearest city.  This continues to be the fate of many rural communities…

The Power Of Wireless Mobile Network Now In A Do-It-Yourself Solution

Have you stopped to think about the needs of communications that may exist in a rural environment?  News Summary:  The Shared Network project by the SCT aims to boost telecommunication services coverage and promote competitive prices by optimizing the use of the allocated spectrum (700 MHz band), reducing costs and increasing geographic coverage in unserved…

Latin America’s Digital Divide

IDG Connect conducts a survey of local business & IT professionals, asking if they felt the Digital Divide across Latin America was improving. More than a requirement, connectivity in the present day & age has become a necessity. Connectivity today ensures access to massive amounts of information and acts as a vehicle for instant communication.…

Fill the communication gap with Omoco

You must have seen such images on our Facebook or Twitter channel, where we keep telling you that you can set up your private mobile network, on your own. Here we will show you how. The complete mobile phone communication involves the following components – Your mobile phone, your friend’s mobile phone, Base Transceiver Station (BTS), Mobile Switching Center (MSC)…