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Local hands building local networks. Fellow @mozilla. Collaborator @nsrcworld. Founder @villagetelco #africa #telecom #access #spectrum

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MTN Ghana posts profits of USD311M Guess they can afford that new 800MHz spectrum. Pity no one else can. https://t.co/iS6lVELKJR
5/20
2019
Facebook bans "inauthentic" accounts targeting Africa https://t.co/CX4DTZ8BL4
5/19
2019
The Long Night Of The Phone Booths https://t.co/VlxS59uW7F @sutherla my thinking exactlyConsumer Advocacy Centre in Ghana sues regulator for failing to enforce SIM card registration… https://t.co/6uf4neVEmv @valanchee Interesting that it hasn't fallen prey to the typical security concerns about publishing this sort of in… https://t.co/87tt91T3LfSuch a great example of openness and transparency with regard to national infrastructure. Now if could only be app… https://t.co/ouI9OQj42AAngola becomes second African country to sign up with OneWeb https://t.co/u2h44EQL2nCalling all open internet engineers!The @mozilla Fellowship is looking for people dedicated to increasing connectiv… https://t.co/Jnmt6ttiTJ
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦✨ panel on Innovative Approaches to Access #SIF19. @OsamaManzar @KarlaVRamos @lilicharo @jossiemiliza @CreyMhttps://t.co/hcfGtzFojp
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5/17
2019
Ghana regulator considers selling remaining 800MHz spectrum to MTN, who already have 2x10MHz… https://t.co/qgyEWEHkDCThe @mozilla Internet Health Report is now available in Spanish ¿Qué tan saludable es internet? https://t.co/cr7LFXVQ5mAI Sharecroppers https://t.co/07Rr01njGR #fauxtomation @astradisastraComparative demand-side analysis of mobile internet usage in 10 African countries. https://t.co/QYdOSfFBnH Essenti… https://t.co/k4NAHZae0e
5/16
2019
#Governments should be bold and consider working with non-traditional groups like #communitynetworks to extend acc… https://t.co/low2O5Mqrh
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦"[Online stores] are comparison shopping us." The balance of power has been tilted the wrong way. Great article in… https://t.co/2w1EsWKGykWe won! The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the Investigatory Powers Tribunal is subject to judicial review before… https://t.co/2gIPW80WkR
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦I can’t believe what I’m seeing! While running a facial recognition pilot, one man (understandably imho) covered hi… https://t.co/GQQNMcdgM0
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦FCC considers 5.9GHz for unlicensed use https://t.co/xMtcvpReehICYMI: Open Internet Engineers, a new fellowship program from @mozilla with @nsrcworld and @isochttps://t.co/R2TaaDgSDd5G likely to mess with weather forecasts, but FCC auctions spectrum anyway https://t.co/jqS0ZxvXio
5/15
2019
World Bank-funded, Huawei-built expansion to Uganda's national fibre optic network in West Nile.… https://t.co/LVu51srwLWA Practical Assessment of Competition Regulation as a Viable Option for Protecting Net Neutrality in Nigeria… https://t.co/8ZgesiRV8SA California jury awards historic $2 billion verdict to Bay Area couple claiming that Monsanto's Roundup herbicide… https://t.co/p717i41bS5
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦In some parts of the world people with albinism are hunted down. Retweet and share the story of Tumeliwa, a human… https://t.co/KhJXN67uty
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦WhatsApp discovers 'targeted' surveillance attack https://t.co/BKI5sQ12kN
5/14
2019
This year, the Forum on #InternetFreedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) will take place in Addis Ababa, #Ethiopia🇪🇹 on 23 -… https://t.co/uySyDhSD27
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦 @wirejames @valanchee @NITAUganda1 @kyleville @Samwyri affordable rural access to broadband is a challenge in all c… https://t.co/MRKIKzsJ8L @valanchee @NITAUganda1 @kyleville @Samwyri @wirejames At the moment there aren't any obvious examples of good prac… https://t.co/846UC27cHK @kyleville @valanchee @NITAUganda1 @Samwyri @wirejames Indeed, it was NITA that inspired this article https://t.co/VyZmqxizkQ @valanchee What is it about fibre maps that make people want to leave off the legend? Is the Facebook fibre on the… https://t.co/MR2mHOeE7A @valanchee @NITAUganda1 @kyleville @Samwyri @wirejames surely it has been leasing capacity to the private sector all along?
5/13
2019
State of net neutrality in Malaysia https://t.co/w0Tj3dCRGU
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦'Doing no harm' in digital age means privacy & security can't be ignored. We must explore how humanitarian orgs & t… https://t.co/6Jqmg3zoIu
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5/11
2019
Zuckerberg: To rebut the claim I am too powerful, I will have the former UK Deputy Prime Minister publicly disavow… https://t.co/02hAqPsKqM
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦 @GiveMeInternet The older a man is, the less he gives a shit about your opinion.
5/10
2019
According to Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes... It's Time To Break Up Facebook https://t.co/qDZ8MxLKZGSafaricom net profit climbs 15% to 635 MILLION dollars. https://t.co/ihpdIO7mtW #Kenya https://t.co/deRL2Ys5pTTell Google to auto-delete the data it keeps about your online behaviour https://t.co/uJYklN5jlo Options are manu… https://t.co/HNAJ1773Gw @Etulain @vanuinc Are you there? Would love to get a debrief. 🙂
5/9
2019
If Facebook took privacy seriously, it would co-operate with our Privacy Commissioner and Mark Zuckerberg would app… https://t.co/3iFpUiTJAN
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦 @blongwe Open APIs would solve a lot of problems but they may be fundamentally incompatible with end-to-end encrypt… https://t.co/8CpiayYprY @blongwe Pidgin (originally GAIM) evolved as a multi-protocol client that did a pretty good job of integrating ever… https://t.co/tZGQZfqZo1Heads up for any wireless geeks heading to @rightscon. Don't bring your RTL-SDR dongle. You may be arrested if you… https://t.co/F1v334g06d @etaylaw No indeed, except that it seems worse now as virtual has become so central to workI'm having a flashback to the days of managing individual ICQ, AIM, MSN, et al account but their names have been ch… https://t.co/xxp5j9ZOQqAfrica Check part of international group that wins ‘Google AI Impact Challenge’ https://t.co/pfVDf0qBG3 Kudos to… https://t.co/KjnPirxzTO @3g4gUK Good question. Vanu have been building 2G base stations for years but this deal may be related to a new gen… https://t.co/0lDrhNFeoeMargarethe @vestager proposes arms-length regulation of Big Tech 'like a sports union' - they would organize the to… https://t.co/aYlUflgEyx
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5/8
2019
ICYMI: @nomadnico's talk on community networks and interview with @KiraAllmann as part of the Global Media & Policy… https://t.co/T895Smf3d0 @RACHEL_Offline Nudge?Vanu partners Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) to deliver mobile connection services in Africa https://t.co/6DfI7WbNxXSay "Race for 5G" Again, I Dare You https://t.co/BwTvz7wE9j @ThatEricAlper Wonderwall by Scary PocketsThe #IPBES7 report pulls no punches. Once you get past the truly terrifying stats (biomass of wild mammals down 82%… https://t.co/3hDsC4aymQ
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5/7
2019
Song et al. (@stevesong, @CreyM, M. Jensen) are out with a new paper on how innovations in #spectrum management can… https://t.co/TMdwWlwzg2
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦Less than 10 days to go to get your applications in for the Catalytic Grants program for Community Networks. We str… https://t.co/4tBcjACT1s
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5/6
2019
Quadratic voting. https://t.co/wgW9eYpZ7b Perhaps a means of addressing @nntaleb's minority rule?Love these #B4RN -themed scarecrows at the @WrayScarecrows this year (turns out fibre ducting is good for more tha… https://t.co/lmNU1YUSJy
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5/5
2019
The children of #Principe Island are learning how to 3D print, what GPS tracking wildlife tells us, have decorated… https://t.co/k4RrixYdGF
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦All free speech advocates should be livid about Ford’s cuts to public libraries - which are a corner stone of the p… https://t.co/Eff3MED6d2
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦Uganda, allow me to sound the alarm on the complete destruction of our wetlands. Nearly every piece of available we… https://t.co/cRjz3Ym7EQ
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5/4
2019
In Canada, a doctor is treating poverty as a disease — and prescribing money to patients. https://t.co/VFMGSvIEVf
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦Watch Civic PHD candidate, @AJLUnited founder, and overall rock star @jovialjoy's speaker highlights from the #AIhttps://t.co/JOpL82b8kg
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦We are happy to announce the appointment of our new President, Dr. Martha Suárez. We strongly believe that her lead… https://t.co/c4A4Rgsxa6
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5/3
2019
@NiNanjira how do you nationalise a trans-national corporation? more interesting (to me) would be to regulate a bo… https://t.co/xeXlECMaxxAudio Interference 64: Community Networks by Interference Archive https://t.co/w2OaaDMvEz Interview with… https://t.co/AD5sySHRBOIs there a country in Sub-Saharan Africa that doesn't have operators that off social media bundles? https://t.co/kLEqODPW6k #zerorating
5/2
2019
@DougMadory @David_MSullivan @lawyerpants @LaserGabi @RonDeibert @HSGResearch @SNISGeneva @accessnow @ElCalavero I'… https://t.co/7rGvGgGkdP @LaserGabi @ElCalavero @David_MSullivan @DougMadory @RonDeibert @lawyerpants @HSGResearch @SNISGeneva @accessnow Li… https://t.co/TDO1gUT1A1
5/1
2019
@DougMadory @lawyerpants @LaserGabi @RonDeibert @HSGResearch @SNISGeneva @accessnow My inclination would be to focu… https://t.co/8Qy5YiKSmv2019 report from @ISOC on 'Consolidation in the Internet Economy' https://t.co/9TLyqMPnso (via Charley Lewis)Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malko… https://t.co/D6uWaspYpcIf you want data prices to fall, give us spectrum: Vodacom https://t.co/7zh5c49hiS That's right folks. No rent-s… https://t.co/qxpV2DUJxH
4/30
2019
This is your regular reminder that facial recognition systems are more likely to misidentify women of color than an… https://t.co/u89A21N1EC
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦Dutch Gigabyte prices have stopped falling after the unconditional approval of the merger between Tele2 and T-Mobile https://t.co/qOcNcKCJHL
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦 @Mat0a @stevesong 🚢CS Teliri landed Ace segment-4 🇸🇹Sao-Tome to 🇿🇦ZA on Duynefontein BMH 27DEC2017. The planned… https://t.co/ZWUlKTfblQ
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦 @stevesong @KiraAllmann I fully agree!! Now more than ever, it is critical to address issues of #privacy and… https://t.co/IINWyoCgQ6
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦What a great doctoral thesis project. Literature review with gusto, Potted case study, pre-baked policy relevance https://t.co/evYKD6Cs1T
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦 @stevesong 🇨🇩DRC connection to submarine cables is a sad tale of funds misappropriation, project mismanagement and… https://t.co/jlqi5RvLEA
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦Hey awesome @RACHEL_Offline folk. Has anyone developed a lusophone Rachel distribution? @Mat0a Wow, I assumed from this notice of construction from 2017 https://t.co/Nwg3WHcBSR that something would be li… https://t.co/ssfVRB8v4A @mhmtkcn Sadly no detail.This is the best thing I have read all month: Great African explorer discovers ‘River Gulu’ in London – Nairobi News https://t.co/2vf6Muvn6D
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦I love that 90 percent of the comments recommend River Gulu 😂 https://t.co/68Ghu3J5Ys
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦Hey undersea cable tweeps. Can anyone tell me the month/year that ACE went live in #DRC? It is live there is it not? #Muanda #DRCongo @ntnsndr Uganda at the moment but have also heard echoes of this in Kenya. Found this useful history of cooperativ… https://t.co/LjfNInbG7N @stevesong You may appreciate this new report by UNHCR on the impacts of SIM registration and KYC rules on displace… https://t.co/M35gJgmbKJ
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦 @stevesong Also note: Tanzania to limit SIM cards to one per network; subscribers will be allowed to own multiple n… https://t.co/WTIdmD7N9x
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦 @stevesong and costly too I guess, see https://t.co/IrKPMLWm3G
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦 @ntnsndr one thing you don't mention in your book, that I am encountering in East Africa, is an antipathy to cooper… https://t.co/L2kZQKdBROTanzanian regulator introduces biometric SIM card registration https://t.co/1KaOVdH9V1 Evidence of the impact of ma… https://t.co/O5qpcZR3lvTanzanian regulator pilots biometric SIM card registration https://t.co/80dEZZu5Rv Evidence of the impact of manda… https://t.co/2Fwhedm7fgHappy Earth Day! To celebrate, we're announcing *free editing services* for submissions to Issue 17. See details i… https://t.co/OcXCnZoEMI
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4/29
2019
@hichrisfabian @tmsruge I don't think it is nearly as expensive as that. Regulators have the power to do this and good practice exists.For all the women and small business entrepreneurs who have been doubted or wondered whether they can succeed again… https://t.co/Uh03RDmN6J
Retweeted by Steve Song🇨🇦🇿🇦 @blongwe @FrankHook @RIAnetwork my point is that some regulators do publish this information. collecting examples… https://t.co/bhg9sQ7cwu @blongwe @FrankHook @RIAnetwork In the Netherlands, Vodafone published their rates in order to avoid a one million… https://t.co/sMNlQ0ZhHu @blongwe @FrankHook @RIAnetwork Botswana regulator publishes a public rate card https://t.co/pFQR1zSLkO @tmsruge This is why we need more transparency in the telecom sector. Bypassing happens in countries as well as be… https://t.co/o4hUUuDpt0
4/27
2019

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