June 11, 2013

Modem to improve African net access

Screen Shot 2013-06-11 at 6.03.08 PM.png A modem designed specifically for Africa has been announced at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh. The BBC reports.

quotemarksright.jpg... The BRCK works like a mobile phone, switching between wi-fi and 3G when a fixed line network is down.

Users can also plug in a SIM card to offer a network anywhere in reach of a mobile tower.

The BRCK has an eight-hour battery and also has a cloud-based software which means it can be accessed from anywhere to see how wi-fi and electricity are performing or to manage alerts and applications.

For remote villages where even a mobile signal is hard to find, there is also an antenna to boost signal strength.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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