Nairobi to host inaugural OpenCellular workshop in Africa from June 19

The iHub, Facebook and Telecom Infra Project (TIP) will the first OpenCellular workshop in Africa on June 19 – 20, 2017 at the iHub in Nairobi, Kenya.

The workshop will draw speakers from across many organisations – including Facebook, GSMA, USAID, BRCK, Vodafone, Cavium, Keysight, and OpenCellular core team – to discuss the topic of rural access and connectivity.

OpenCellular is an open source hardware and software project designed by Facebook that aims to bring a more affordable wireless access platform to remote areas through utilising the benefits of open source on access technologies. The workshop will bring together the OpenCellular ecosystem, which includes the open-source developer community, mobile network operators, OEMs and regulators for a discussion on connectivity.

This event is targeted at anyone interested in rural connectivity, with reps from MNOs, regulators, regional operators, entrepreneurs and vendors, all encouraged to attend. Others are researchers and students from higher learning institutions and research labs.

The workshop is free and open for everyone who is registered.


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