Section XX: Links that Mention SWANsat
This page posts only
to see some press reports posted on the Internet. The following links are
to external third party web pages that discuss the SWANsat
System. Unless otherwise indicated, all links open in a new window. Also
unless otherwise indicated, no one affiliated with SWANsat
was responsible for initiating the posting or link cited.
Council and ICT Africa 2008
NEPAD Council is now lobbying on behalf of
SWANsat by recommending that the AU grant landing rights to SWANsat in return for SWANsat providing 200 free video channels to each member state of the AU
and to the AU's Office of the Secretariat. The
NEPAD Council endorses SWANsat as
worthwhile initiative for Africa, provided the promised €1 per 2 Meg/second
of symmetric bandwidth for third world countries will indeed be achievable.
We will be willing to endorse the project based on that assumption.
We'll be presenting a special tutorial workshop on how SWANsat will serve as
a modern Marshall Plan for the African Union at the
NEPAD Council's ICT Africa 2008
conference from 13-15 February 2008 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
ICT Africa 2008
will address a wide range of ICT issues in Africa.
will bring together engineers, developers, leaders, managers, educators,
financiers, and representatives from all over Africa.
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Connect Africa 2007 Summit
Nepal: Dinner Event
Photo Gallery from Dr. Welty's trip to Nepal in March 2006, where he
addressed several hundred leaders of the Nepalese government. This set
of images was assembled from photographs taken at a private reception
held the next evening.
Reference Article Summary for SWANsat
as WSIS stakeholder with respect to commitments and initiatives
Mark Warschauer's news blog posting
on broadband access and democratization of web publishing dated 14
a series of at least three satellites providing wireless Internet access
to the entire world. That’s exactly what a project called SWANsat or
Super-Wide Area Network Satellite plans to do..."
As word begins to circulate around the world about
potential—everything from its use as a means to alleviate world poverty
to its capacity to deliver low-cost ICT to developing nations, sooner or
later various people would begin to comment on the
Here's a representative sample:
CAFE: SWANsat to Turn Earth into Wi-Fi Hotspot
by a blogger unaffiliated with
You will need to register (no cost) as a Gizmo Cafe user to view this
SWANsat to Turn Earth into Wi-Fi Hotspot
Repost of Gizmo Cafe posting by a blogger unaffiliated with
frank discussion by a semi-anonymous young lady who calls herself
SWANsat — Bridging the Digital Divide
Rajeev Choudhury's posting of a
video of our presentation at the FIT Nepal conference in March 2006
Mr. Choudhury was responsible for posting an excellent and accurate
summary of what
is on the Wikipedia Encyclopedia web site. Due to a libelous campaign
from an individual who claimed that Mr. Choudhury's posting ID "WMD" was
a pseudonym for
founder Dr. William Welty, the Wikipedia article about
that Mr. Choudhury wrote was de-listed from Wikipedia.
Summit on the Information Society Golden Book
as WSIS stakeholder with respect to commitments and initiatives.
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