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 […]

Community Network PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS

The ASORCOM participated and contributed online virtual presentation in the 9th International Conference on Communities and Technologies event, Vienna Austria. The more details about the workshop is as follow: Workshops Workshops and Doctoral Colloquium will take place on Monday and Tuesday (3rd and 4th of June). Workshops have varying requirements for participation and deadlines for […]

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), […]

Half of the world is still offline. How do we connect them as quickly as possible?

This post was written by Eleanor Sarpong, A4AI Deputy Director & Policy Lead. Follow Eleanor on Twitter @Ellasarpong. I was in a café in London on my phone when I read the news. For the first time, more than half the world’s people were online. Yes, this 50/50 moment was a milestone to celebrate, but surrounded by […]

The three pillars for sustainable development

Written by Michael Suantak @ Pumsuanhang Suantak Our project is related to one of the implementation of the core mission of the ASORCOM that is to use technology and local wireless communication for collaboration to promote transparency, accountability and responsibility among donors, governments and civil societies and promoting knowledge and skills to local communities for […]

Local voices to global actions

We feel that no one hears our voices

Written by Michael Suantak @ Pumsuanhang Suantak We, ASORCOM has three years experiences in the field of Alternative Solution for Rural Communities including the practice from the scratch of drawing the structure, developing many prototypes, testing the tools and devices, implementation and monitoring in the project areas. The main core of activity objectives are (1) […]