DigI:Community Networks in Zimbabwe-Jan2020

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DigI:Community Networks in Zimbabwe-Jan2020

Title DigI:Community Networks in Zimbabwe-Jan2020
Place WhatsApp
Date, Time 2020/01/03, 1000-1200
Contact Person Josef.Noll
Participants Joseph Bishi, Josef Noll
related to Project DigI, BasicInternet
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Topics being discussed

Network infrastructure at Murambinda

Joseph started the activities some years ago as part of Buhera ICT, and is now chairman of the Community Networks in Zimbabwe. He is also steering board member of the Internet Society.

In Murambinda, they connected a total of 216 schools through radio links. The backhaul is terminated in the fibre of Telone, and from there radio links are used to reach the schools, health spots and village centres (NEST?). Telone has fibre out to the districts, and works with Buhera ICT. https://www.herald.co.zw/telone-partners-buhera-ict-to-set-up-network-system/amp/

Activities in the last years were to get the regulatory conditions in place, a.o. establishing a lite license for the operation of community networks.

Business model