IT Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies

Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions

Preparing the base station for installation.Normally you'd expect a first-week trip report to be full of frustrating stories of things not working, but aside from drilling through one of the motherboards we brought we've been making smooth and steady progress. We set up our first base station the day we arrived. WamenaCom uses a pole strapped to a tree next to the school to provide Internet access to the community, so we decided to mount our base station there too. After a bit of impressive tree climbing by the WamenaCom and Misionaris Sekolahin folks, the first VBTS was powered, networked, and installed, and we were able to make test calls.Mounting the base station on the tree/tower. e! Coverage has exceeded our expectations, with our single base station able to provide strong signal to central Desa, even reaching the neighboring town of Kota about a mile away across a valley.

Preparing the base station for installation.Mounting the base station on the tree/tower.

Word that cell phone signal is going to be available in Desa has spread like wildfire throughout the community and neighboring villages (well, like wildfire would spread if not for all the rain we've been having). We've still got a lot of work left to do to make the network reliable before we can open up the network and start selling SIM cards to people. Since that first day, we've set up outgoing calling, built a billing system for the network (our friends at WamenaCom will be maintaining this network in the long term, so we want it to be financially sustainable) and done a *lot* of performance and reliability tuning, which is vital since our only connection to the outside world is a VSAT connection. We also have been doing training with WamenaCom on building ISP-grade long-distance WiFi networks; we'll be using the long-distance WiFi network they're building to connect our next VBTS installations in neighboring towns back to our central hub in Des.

Looking towards Desa from Kota (Desa is in the center right of the image).Setting up the long-distance WiFi relay in Kota with WamenaCom.

Everyone we've interacted with is very excited that they'll be able to use their cell phones for calls and SMS around Desa, whether to communicate with family in other parts of Indonesia or just to send messages across the valley (a trip that can take hours of hiking up and down steep and slippery hillsides). We're looking forward to working with WamenaCom, Misionaris Sekolahin, and the rest of the community here to deploy VBTS over the next few months.

Looking towards Desa from Kota (Desa is in the center right of the image). Setting up the long-distance WiFi relay in Kota with WamenaCom
National Academies Press The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Age
Book (National Academies Press)

CIA's Strategic Gaming Division was responsible

by for-diversions-on-911

John Fulton - Intelligence Networking & Analysis
On the morning of September 11th 2001, Mr. Fulton and his team at the CIA were running a pre-planned simulation to explore the emergency response issues that would be created if a plane were to strike a building. Little did they know that the scenario would come true in a dramatic way that day. Information is the most powerful tool available in the homeland security effort. At the core of every initiative currently underway to protect our country and its citizens is the challenge of getting the right information to the right people at the right time

Obama says:"That's not the Obama I know"

by Anak_ni_Rico

After he said:
"That's not the Rev. Wright I know"
"That's not the Bill Ayers I know"
"That's not the Tony Rezko I know"
FACT CHECK: Obama disowns deficit he helped shape
"That wasn't me," President Barack Obama said on his 100th day in office, disclaiming responsibility for the huge budget deficit waiting for him on Day One. It actually was him - and the other Democrats controlling Congress the previous two years - who shaped a budget so out of balance.
And as a presidential candidate and president-elect, he backed the twilight Bush-era stimulus plan that made the deficit deeper, all before he took over and promoted spending plans that have made it much deeper still

You might also like
John Hagel on the Impact of Being Passionate
John Hagel on the Impact of Being Passionate
The Effects of Emerging Technology on the World video from
The Effects of Emerging Technology on the World video from ...

Emerging technologies in emerging economies  — Muscat Daily
With the growing footprint of high-tech multinationals in the region and the impact of emerging technologies on the market, those companies are playing a critical role in advancing local talents, either by direct employment and exposure to the ..

SAGE Publications, Inc Emerging Information Technology: Improving Decisions, Cooperation, and Infrastructure
Book (SAGE Publications, Inc)
World Bank Publications Technology, Adaptation, and Exports: How Some Countries Got It Right
Book (World Bank Publications)
Springer Emerging Management Mechanisms for the Future Internet: 7th IFIP WG 6.6 International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management, and ... Networks and Telecommunications)
Book (Springer)
Springer Software Technologies for Embedded and Ubiquitous Systems: 8th IFIP WG 10.2 International Workshop, SEUS 2010, Waidhofen/Ybbs, Austria, October 13-15, ... Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI)
Book (Springer)
Related Posts