Research

An important part of our work is to research into ways to adapt, localize and improve new technologies so as to facilitate their usage in developing regions.

Our main contributions can be found in applied research, adopting first world technologies to challenging environments.

We do not see research as a goal. Published papers or received awards are not as important as witnessing how our work is quickly replicated by others in real life scenarios.

A few examples of applied research include:

  • 2000: First Linux distribution with native support for wireless lan
  • 2001: First rural wireless community network in Sweden
  • 2002: First wireless lan connection to a passenger boat
  • 2003: First wireless lan interconnection of national Universities in Laos
  • 2004: First office suite software in Swahili
  • 2005: First free and open training materials for wireless community networks
  • 2006: Largest contribution of African locales to Unicode
  • 2007: First community wireless resource center in Uganda
  • 2008: First rural wireless ISP in Nigeria
  • 2009: Largest submission of locales to Unicode
  • 2010: First deployment of Village Telco in Africa

We like to believe that a lot of our work has inspired others, and we enjoy knowing that people copy and adapt what we do.

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bullet2 Circumvention is not privacy! Evaluation and comparison of common Internet Circumvention Tools, Dec 2011 (Papers)
bullet2 Wireless Academic Network in Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso, Apr 2009 (Papers)
bullet2 Tools and technologies for equitable access , Dec 2008 (Papers)
bullet2 Ten areas to consider in ICT for Development, Nov 2008 (Presentation)
bullet2 VoIP and Open Hardware for Developing Countries, Jun 2008 (Presentation)
bullet2 Pre-studies for the wman@Fez, May 2008 (Papers)
bullet2 Zittnet Wireless Solar Repeater - Viability Study, Jan 2008 (Papers)
bullet2 The role of open source in localization in a global knowledge society, Dec 2007 (Papers)
bullet2 VoIP for development - The Free Telephony Project, Dec 2007 (Presentation)
bullet2 The IP04 Open telephony hardware for developing regions, The Free Telephony Project, Dec 2007 (Papers)
bullet2 Making IP Telephony knowledge accessible, A pre-study of innovative approaches, Dec 2007 (Papers)
bullet2 Tools and technologies for equitable access, Nov 2007 (Papers)
bullet2 Case study: ZittNet – Fantsuam Foundation, Oct 2007 (Papers)
bullet2 Tools to secure your computer and where to find them. The role of a security policy, Sep 2007 (Presentation)
bullet2 Supporting Community­-driven Wireless Networks by Empowering Communities , Aug 2007 (Presentation)
bullet2 Role of FOSS in developing countries , May 2007 (Presentation)
bullet2 Link Performance Parameters in IEEE 802.11, How to increase the throughput of a wireless long distance link, Apr 2007 (Papers)
bullet2 Community Wireless Connectivity Training Kit, Jul 2006 (Papers)
bullet2 Outdoor Radio Simulation, May 2006 (Papers)
bullet2 Wireless Network Architecture Proposal, Apr 2006 (Papers)
bullet2 Collaborative Assessment Report NSF/ITR ­ EC/IST, Apr 2006 (Papers)
bullet2 Community Wireless Connectivity - Antennas and Cables, Jan 2006 (Papers)
bullet2 Emerging Wireless Technologies, Nov 2005 (Presentation)
bullet2 Localization of Computer Software, Nov 2005 (Presentation)
bullet2 WSIS Open and Descentralised Voice Infrastructure (VoIP), Nov 2005 (Presentation)
bullet2 Creating wireless opportunities in the garbage band, Sep 2005 (Papers)
bullet2 Software libre en paí­ses en desarrollo, Jun 2005 (Presentation)
bullet2 Software libre en paí­ses en desarrollo: Experiencias y potencialidades, Jun 2005 (Presentation)
bullet2 Privacy and Human Rights Report, Sweden Update., Jun 2004 (Articles)
bullet2 Kiswahili Linux Localization - Bringing Kiswahili into the world of ICT, International ICT Workshop on Application of ICT in enhancing higher education learning, Apr 2004 (Papers)
bullet2 The hazards of technology- neutral policy: questioning lawful access to traffic data, Communications of the Association for Computer Machinery (CACM) Journal, Feb 2004 (Papers)
bullet2 Privacy Incorporated Software Agent (PISA) Demostrator, Communication Security Review, Jan 2004 (Papers)
bullet2 To be or not to be in the next geration Internet, Tech Zeitung TILT, Oct 2003 (Articles)
bullet2 Wi-Fi opportunity: Broadband Wireless Access in developing countries, Oct 2003 (Articles)
bullet2 Freedom of information builds up on an open and affordable network infrastructure, Organitation for security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Oct 2003 (Articles)
bullet2 Implementing the European Union Copyright Directive, Spain Report, Aug 2003 (Articles)
bullet2 La nueva ley de Propiedad Intelectual y las 'medidas tecnológicas de protección', Aug 2003 (Articles)
bullet2 Freedom of information builds up on an open and affordable network infrastructure, Organitation for security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Jul 2003 (Presentation)
bullet2 Security and privacy for the citizen in the Post-September 11 digital age: A prospective overview (Contributor), Jun 2003 (Articles)
bullet2 WLAN (IEEE 802.11B) and WMAN (802.16A): Broadband wireless access, when opportunities drive solutions, May 2003 (Papers)
bullet2 Legal and technical challenges in the next generation Internet., Feb 2003 (Presentation)
bullet2 Privacy in the next generation Internet: Data Protection in the context of the European Union Policy, PhD Thesis, Dec 2002 (Papers)
bullet2 Privacy in the next generation Internet: Data Protection in the context of the European Union Policy, PhD Thesis Presentation, Dec 2002 (Papers)
bullet2 Privacy for location data in Mobile Networks, Nordic Security Workshop (NORDSEC 2002), Oct 2002 (Papers)
bullet2 Role(s) of a Proxy in Location Based Services, IEEE Proceeding of the International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2002), Aug 2002 (Papers)
bullet2 Privacy enhanced architecture for location based services in the next generation wireless networks. 12th IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (LANMAN2002), Aug 2002 (Papers)
bullet2 Privacy enhanced architecture for location based services in the next generation wireless networks. 12th IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (LANMAN2002), Aug 2002 (Presentation)
bullet2 Anonymous Untraceable Communications: Location privacy in mobile internetworking, Opponent Slides to Lic. Thesis, Jun 2002 (Papers)
bullet2 Requirements for unobservability of privacy extension in IPv6, Radio Vetenskap och Kommunikation (RVK2002), Jun 2002 (Papers)
bullet2 Requirements for unobservability of privacy extension in IPv6, Radio Vetenskap och Kommunikation (RVK2002), Jun 2002 (Presentation)
bullet2 Privacy in mobile Internet in the context of the European Union data protection policy. Internet Society Conference (INET2002), Jun 2002 (Papers)
bullet2 Privacy in mobile Internet in the context of the European Union data protection policy. Internet Society Conference (INET2002), Jun 2002 (Presentation)
bullet2 Anonymous and Untraceable Communications - Location privacy in mobile internetworking, Summary Licentiate Thesis, May 2002 (Papers)
bullet2 Anonymous and Untraceable Communications - Location privacy in mobile internetworking, Licentiate Thesis Proposal, May 2002 (Papers)
bullet2 Location Privacy in Mobile Internet - An extension to Freedom Network, Internet Society Conference (INET2001), Apr 2002 (Papers)
bullet2 Understanding traffic data and deconstructing technology-neutral regulations, Workshop on E-regulatory framework, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Mar 2002 (Papers)
bullet2 Next generation Internet and 3G services - legal challenges for privacy, Feb 2002 (Presentation)
bullet2 Location Privacy in IPv6: Tracking binding updates, 8th International Workshop on Interactive Distributed Multimedia Systems (IDMS2001), Sep 2001 (Papers)
bullet2 Location Privacy in IPv6: Tracking binding updates, 8th International Workshop on Interactive Distributed Multimedia Systems (IDMS2001), Sep 2001 (Presentation)
bullet2 Extensions to the Freedom Network (Untraceable Mobility), INET2001, Jun 2001 (Papers)
bullet2 Kista - IT University Wireless Network. Privacy in Mobile Internetworking?, Internet Society (INET2001), Apr 2001 (Papers)
bullet2 Anonymous Internet Access, Who watches the watchers?, 11th IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (LANMAN2001, Mar 2001 (Presentation)
bullet2 Wireless access in Kista - IT University, 11th IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (LANMAN2001), Mar 2001 (Papers)
bullet2 Wireless access in Kista - IT University, 11th IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (LANMAN2001), Mar 2001 (Presentation)
bullet2 Wireless Internet Access: From the Peruvian Amazonian to the Swedish Silicon Valley, 1st International Conference of Community Networking (GLOBALCN), Oct 2000 (Papers)
bullet2 Latin America Healthcare link (EHAS), Second World Telemedicine Symposium for developing countries, May 1999 (Papers)
bullet2 Sistema mixto eólico fotovoltaico en vivienda rural basada en el concepto de Permacultura, Master Thesis, May 1998 (Papers)