Second Edition of the book: Wireless in the Development World
Published: 22 Feb 2008
IT46 and the rest of the WNDW team is pleased to announce the release of Wireless Networking in the Developing World, Second Edition. This is the first major update to the WNDW book since its initial release in 2006.
This revised and expanded 425 page book includes over 170 pages of new material, including new chapters on solar power and economic planning, several new case studies, and much more.
In the developing world, one book can often be equivalent to a library. Access to books is difficult where there are few libraries or book stores, and there is often little money to pay for them. By releasing this book for free under a Creative Commons license, anyone is free to download, print, update, or redistribute it. We hope to reach the widest possible audience, spreading the knowledge of low-cost wireless networking to those who need it most.
The Wireless Networking in the Developing World book is just one part of the WNDW project. You can find several translations of the book (including Spanish, French, Italian, and soon Arabic and Portuguese), community forums, training workshops, and additional material on our newly redesigned website, http://wndw.net
The goal of the WNDW project is to provide information and resources to the wireless community to help jumpstart wireless communications infrastructure projects all over the world. Join us to help bridge the digital divide and bring wireless network access to everyone.
The publication of this work has been supported by Canada's International Development Research Centre, http://www.idrc.ca/. Additional support was provided by NetworktheWorld.org.
The book is available in PDF format or as a printed and bound book from WNDW website: http://wndw.net