Quotes of ASORCOM in the others media

In the absence of an electricity grid, or unstable power supply, community networks rely on generators, solar energy or, in some cases, hydropower. Although these solutions give communities more control over their power supply, Alternative Solutions for Rural Communities (ASORCOM) in Myanmar found that alternative power solutions can also be vulnerable: There was no national […]

Global Information Society Watch

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) is a collaborative community committed to building an open, inclusive and sustainable information society. MYANMAR 2018 – Community Networks Authored by: Michael Suantak Organization: Alternative Solutions for Rural Communities (ASORCOM) Website: http://www.asorcom.net Attachment Size gw2018_myanmar_The community network as a connectivity strategy for rural and remote Myanmar 1.49 MB The community […]


This 2018 edition of GISWatch focuses primarily on community-owned networks for the provision of physical communications infrastructure. Affordable and reliable internet access infrastructure has become a vital means of communication and access to information, to exercise fundamental human rights and to support economic, social and human development. However, as the internet becomes more ubiquitous, less […]

The community network as a connectivity strategy for rural and remote Myanmar

Rising Voices (RV) is partnering with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC)which produced the 2018 Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) focusing on community networks defined as “communication networks built, owned, operated, and used by citizens in a participatory and open manner.” Over the next several months, RV will be republishing versions of the country reports highlighting […]

Community networks learning grant initiatives

Back row (left to right): Ndunge E. Kiundi (APC), Gustaff Harriman Iskandar (Common Room), Lilian Chamorro (Colnodo), Josephine Miliza (KICTAnet), Sarbani Barnerjee Belur (Gram Marg), Shalini A. (Janastu), Thiago Paixão (IBE-Brasil), Mary Dim Suan Huai (ASORCOM), Solomon Okot Nono (Bosco), Julián Casasbuenas (Colnodo), Memory Jere (CYD-Malawi), Michael Suantak (ASORCOM), Mike Jensen (APC), Immaculate Laker (BOSCO), […]