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TV white spaces technology brings affordable Internet access to rural Kenya

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The Mawingu pilot project in Nanyuki, which began three years ago, now connects eight customer locations, five schools, the Laikipia County government office, Laikipia Public Library, Red Cross and the Burguret Dispensary healthcare clinic. And it’s having an impact. Gakawa Principal Beatrice Ndorongo Beatrice reports that in the two-and-a-half years … Read more »

With online access comes education, opportunity

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The first antennae connecting the town of Nanyuki to the Internet using underutilized broadcast bandwidth, or TV white spaces, was placed two and a half years ago at Gakawa school. The signal from Mawingu, a local company, traveled more than five miles in every direction, connecting the secondary school with … Read more »

The promise of conservation and the cloud

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In the past, the animals have been tracked using radio collars and satellite uplinks that are often unpredictable and no match for the animal’s wide-ranging roaming habits. Both Brew and Brett say TV white spaces technology is the answer to keeping track of Ol Pejeta’s animals, and ultimately, keeping them … Read more »

10 reasons to upgrade to Windows 10

From great apps to being able to game epically, there’s plenty to love about the new Windows – “the best Windows ever,” writes Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president, Windows and Devices Group. It has new innovations such as Cortana, the Microsoft Edge browser and Windows Hello, while being familiar and … Read more »