Your Mobile’s Lifeline – GSM

Your mobile phone is great. It let you take pictures, record videos, remember things for you, play games, watch films – the works! But it won’t let you make a call if it can’t catch the signal. So what is this signal? In simple terms, it is a radio frequency wave that travels wirelessly from…

Off the Grid – A Curse

  “I lost my job because they could not call me to say I’m hired.” said Pedro, when asked about how life was different back home. Pedro belongs to a remote village in Mexico. He recently graduated from a college in the city. After taking an on-campus interview with a firm he left for home.…

DIY GSM Technology: Delivering Faster Network To Connect The Unreachable

Mobile telephony has transformed access to communication in emerging markets. But rural areas have traditionally been no-go areas for incumbent telecommunication. Today about two thirds of the world population is covered by mobile phone signal, yet there are millions of people who don’t have access to mobile networks. Meet  Isabel Cosme,  a social entrepreneur who vows…