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[school-discuss] Fwd: New Book: Wireless Networking in the Developing World - Arabic Edition
--- Anas TAWILEH <anas@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> From: "Anas TAWILEH" <anas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <global-text-project-general-group@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: New Book: Wireless Networking in the Developing World -
> Arabic Edition
> Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 17:04:04 -0000
> PRESS RELEASE
> Wireless Networking in the Developing World
> - Arabic Edition
> 25 February, 2008: Cardiff, United Kingdom and Cairo, Egypt
> One book can often be equivalent to a library, particularly in the
> developing world..
> Today, the Arabic edition of the "Wireless Networking in the
> World" book is released, following the significant success of the
> English edition, to bring the book to the millions of Arabic
> The Arab world is in an urgent need today for effective solutions
> to address
> the challenges of providing communication services and Internet
> connectivity. Evidence shows that complex and expensive solutions
> are often
> doomed to fail, and that simpler, low cost alternatives should be
> pursued to enable everyone without discrimination to enjoy the
> fruits of the
> emerging information and communication technology revolution.
> Wireless technologies offer an attractive option to satisfy the
> communication and networking requirements in all environments,
> rural and remote areas where the feasibility of wired
> infrastructures is questionable. These technologies have been
> creatively in innovative projects to grant access to the wealth of
> information available in the Internet to millions of people around
> world, in addition to creating unique opportunities for dialogue,
> and work.
> This book provides an excellent introduction to the most important
> theoretical concepts required to understand the behaviour of
> networks, in addition to practical guidance on how to apply these
> to design and build low cost wireless networks. It also offers
> plenty of
> expert advice to help the reader avoid many problems and save time.
> Moreover, the book contains several case studies to demonstrate the
> feasibility of wireless technologies in real world situations.
> This book is the corner stone for an ambitious project to bring
> 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
> and building wireless networks
> * Multi Media Training Kit - Wireless Networking in Arabic: an
> excellent supplement to the book for educational, training and
> building purposes
> * The Arabic Wireless Networking in the Developing World website:
> meeting point for wireless enthusiasts in the Arab world. The
> includes a discussion forum and references to several real world
> To maximise its reach, the book is released free of charge under a
> Commons Atribution-ShareAlike license, which allows anyone to
> download, copy, update or redistribute the book.
> This work was supported by the International Development Research
> (IDRC) and Networktheworld.org, translated by Anas TAWILEH and
> reviewed by
> Dr. Adel El ZAIM.
> Website of the Arabic edition: www.lasilky.org
> Website of the English edition (and other languages): www.wndw.net
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