In the News
Articles or Presentations about the Village Telco or the Mesh Potato
Mankosi network in Eastern Cape, South Africa and the new Mesh Potato 2 are profiled in this TechCentral article
Jose Soto’s Village Telco is profiled in this Ars Technica article, “How one man is bringing VoIP, ‘Net access where telecoms fear to tread”
Village Telco is profiled in this article on innovation in the Stanford Social Innovation Review – Open Innovation – A Muse for Scaling.
Hacking Wi-Fi Routers to Bring Voice and Data to Rural Communities – Village Telco profile on Core77 Blog
Village Telco is profiled on the VC4Africa website.
Terry Gillett and Steve Song interviewed on FLOSS Weekly podcast – FLOSS Weekly
Future Tense – Australian Broadcasting Corporation – David Rowe and Paul-Gardner Stephen are interviewed about Village Telco and the Serval Project.
Business Day – Spotlight on Rural Areas for Network Connection
MyBroadband – Mobile Industry Needs to Re-invent Itself
Thought Leadership Interview with Steve Song in Africa Telecoms.
Sjur Usken is interviewed about the Village Telco. Article is in Norwegian.
TechCentral – ‘Potato’ project to connect African villages
Tech4Africa – Mesh Potatoes Become Hot Potatoes
AllAfrica.com – Orange Farm Builds Its Own Independent Phone System
Radio Australia’s TechStream interviews David Rowe about the Mesh Potato and the Dili Village Telco – Tech Stream 047
David Rowe is interviewed by ITWire – Communications for the rest: Rowe and the Mesh Potato
David Rowe is interviewed about his Village Telco pilot in Dili, East Timor – Australian Potato network feeds Dili’s communication needs
The Mesh Potato is profiled in the December issue of Linux Journal. The article, written by Mesh Potato designer David Rowe, profiles some of the challenges and successes that we’ve gone through in bring the Mesh Potato into existence and soon into production.
VoIP Users Conference (VUC) – Steve Song talks with the VUC community about the Village Telco.
LWN Interview with David Rowe – Open source hardware for telephony
Steve Song – TEDx Talk on the Village Telco and the Mesh Potato
David Rowe – A Talk on the Mesh Potato given at linux.conf.au
ICTUpdate – The Mesh Potato Network