AirJaldi and TibTec's work has captured the imagination of the press. See some write-ups about our work below:
Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF) – announcement of project grantees for 2009
Includes a description of the program and a summary of Airjaldi’s funded project - developing a Bandwidth Maximizer (BwM) for rural networks.
Gallery: Dharamsala Dreamin’
A cobbled-together wireless network brings a taste of high-tech communications to the Dalai Lama’s hometown-in-exile in northern India.
Wireless Binds Tibetan Exiles
Western “hacktivists” and Tibetan refugees build a mesh network in the Himalayas using junk parts and free software. It’s decentralized, robust and reliable. And it’s monkey-proof.
Tibetans to Teach Wi-Fi Know-How
Tech luminaries and some big Silicon Valley companies are being drawn to an October community Wi-Fi conference in rural India, where the agenda is wiring the developing world with cheap, wireless mesh networks.
Tibetan Wi-Fi Website Attacked
A Tibetan website is attacked — possibly by China — after being featured in Wired News.
Hacking The Himalayas
A four-part series explores the how Western “hacktivists” are building low-cost communications networks to bring phone and Web service to displaced Tibetan refugees — and how native peoples are trying to hold onto their culture in an interconnected world.
The technology centre of Tibetan Children Village School at the exiled Tibetans settlement in Dharamsala is ready for the World Summit on Free Information Infrastructure (WSFII), to be held next month in the city.
ABC News Podcast
The AirJaldi Summit moves forward with the support of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the Tibetan Technology Center Website is DDoSed from China.
ABC News Podcast
A webcast of America’s ABC news features the Dharamsala mesh, its recycled equipment, and the monkeys that want to tear it apart.
India’s Monkey-Proof WiFi Goes WiLD
India’s first wireless mesh network in the rural areas, Air Jaldi, set up about 7000 above the sea level in the Himalayan region of Dharamshala, India, is partnering with Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) research group, a University of Berkeley’s Wi-Fi research initiative, to offer high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity solutions over long distance.
Taking technology to the hills, literally
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Wireless networks and mountain goats?
Xeni’s Talk at SOCALWUG (video)
A video from a talk about community wireless projects … During the session, Xeni Skyped Yahel Ben-David — the co-founder of Tibtec.org and the forthcoming Air Jaldi summit there.
Fascinating stuff! It took hackers from the Silicon Valley to implement India’s first WiFi mesh network project.
The Golden Age of Wireless
Yahel Ben-David’s opening remarks (video) at the AirJaldi Summit.
AirJaldi Summit Vlog
A Web At The Top Of The World
Farthest-flung correspondent Xeni Jardin has been doing a series for both NPR and Wired, Hacking the Himalayas. Westerners are bringing cell and web service to the Tibetans in exile in Dharamsala, in northern India.
Dalai Lama issues support for Tibetan WiFi summit in India
Well, you don’t see this at a technology conference every day. The Dalai Lama has issued a statement of support for the AirJaldi Summit happening in October in Dharamsala.