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 […]

What to use for Digital Safety

Our objectives are – Research and consultation, Deploying technologies, Awareness raising, Training and services. And our project direct beneficiaries will be General public, Women, Youth, Ethnic minorities, Activists, Journalists, Advocacy groups/NGOs, Academia, Government personnel and when the system is ready the whole population of Myanmar. Most of our training curriculum, tools and guide will be based […]

How to protect and promote security in Myanmar

Myanmar internet development is growing rapidly. The Internet, computer and mobile phone have made it easier and faster to communicate, connect and access information. On the other hand, they have made more vulnerable and exposed to problems like monitoring, censorship and manipulation by governments and other malicious actors. The online landscape is changing non-stop, making […]

The challenges to solve

To address these challenges we see four immediate approaches; Research, consultation and strategic planning; Civil society awareness raising, Digital/cyber security capacity building Build and start support platform with modern technologies backed automation system. • Research, Consultation and Strategy development for existing local organisations and institutions. Research of their internal office networks security and their internet activities. Consult with them on […]