Asterisk VoIP News

Monday, June 27, 2005

Asterisk connecting remote villages in western Uganda

Mark Summer has posted details of a non-profit project being run in Uganda:


I though some of you on this list might be interested in what Inveneo is doing in Uganda. We are a San Francisco based non-profit organization that builds rugged, low-cost, highly reliable and open- source communications systems for under-served communities around the world. We have just completed our first installation in western Uganda, Africa.

The system is up and running since this past Wednesday (June 8th). We have installed 5 units, 4 of which are in villages with with no access to power. The system provides Internet access and phone capabilities to the users. Phone calls among the connected villages are free of charge, with the ability to place and receive calls to / from the Ugandan phone network and voice mail boxes for each station. The systems are linked using 802.11 WiFi links.

For more information please have a look at the following links:

For more detailed information and pictures of the Uganda deployment:

For more information about the solution we have built and implemented, here is a link to our PDF datasheet:

And of course our website:

Thank you!