Since 2002, rural internet entrepreneur Mahabir Pun and his team have been bringing community networks to rural Nepal, connecting dozens of villages to Wi-fi. The crux of the project is this relay station high above the Budi Gandaki valley, close to the entrance to Tsum Valley. Photo: Retailnewsasia.com
Rajnesh Singh
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Eye on Asia by Rajnesh Singh

To bridge Asia’s growing digital divide, help DIY community networks to flourish

  • Built and operated by communities themselves, DIY networks are a low-cost way of getting rural areas online. Governments can support this with regulation and innovative approaches to spectrum licensing

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Since 2002, rural internet entrepreneur Mahabir Pun and his team have been bringing community networks to rural Nepal, connecting dozens of villages to Wi-fi. The crux of the project is this relay station high above the Budi Gandaki valley, close to the entrance to Tsum Valley. Photo: Retailnewsasia.com
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Bumper-to-bumper traffic on Gloucester Road in Wan Chai. Photo: Dickson Lee
Chiu Kam-kuen
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Concrete Analysis by Chiu Kam-kuen

‘Smart’ technology could get cars off the roads in Hong Kong and into parking spaces faster

  • Drivers cruising around to find parking spaces adds to Hong Kong’s traffic problem
  • Robots, ‘smart’ Apps could help drivers get their vehicles off the streets quickly

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Bumper-to-bumper traffic on Gloucester Road in Wan Chai. Photo: Dickson Lee
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