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Wireless Networking in the Developing World

Cameron Parkins, February 29th, 2008

This past Monday, the Arabic edition of Wireless Networking in the Developing World was released for free online. Wireless Networking… provides an introduction to the theoretical concepts required to understand the behavior of wireless networks as well as practical guidance on how to apply these concepts to design/build low cost wireless networks. Aimed at those in the majority world, both the English and Arabic versions are released under a CC BY-SA license, meaning that the bevy of information therein can be freely shared, redistributed, and built upon. From WNDW:

This book is the corner stone for an ambitious project to bring wireless networks, along with its promises and potential, to the Arab region, to overcome the language barrier and reach out to everyone who would like to learn or contribute to the use of these technologies in building an equitable knowledge society. As of today, this project contains:

“Wireless Networking: A Primer”: a short guide for the essential concepts in wireless networking and how they could be applied in
designing and building wireless networks Multi Media Training Kit – Wireless Networking in Arabic: an excellent supplement to the book for educational, training and capacity building purposes The Arabic Wireless Networking in the Developing World website: the meeting point for wireless enthusiasts in the Arab world. The website includes a discussion forum and references to several real world projects

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