BRCK by BRCK – Solving Last Mile Connectivity in Africa

“What if we could overcome the problem of unreliable internet and electricity, and reduce the cost of connection?” The BRCK was created to meet this challenge. This portable, rugged, self-powered Wi-Fi device makes accessing the internet simple and reliable, no matter where you are.

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Ballooning Internet Access in Remote Regions of Brazil

An estimated 50 percent of Brazilians lack internet access, a figure that is disproportionally higher in hard-to-reach, rural areas that are not covered by fiber-optic cable networks. In response, Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) is working to bring connectivity to isolated communities through internet-transmitting balloons. These balloons, equipped with radio transceivers, would be anchored in strategic locations including …

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A $25 Smartphone Aimed at Emerging Markets

Mozilla has developed a $25 smartphone aimed at the emerging markets of the Global South. Boasting internet access, a decent camera, and a suite of basic apps, the phone is set to revolutionize mobile technology in the Global South, where up to 80% of the population already uses a standard mobile. Accessible mobile internet access will have a major impact …

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