Steve Song

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Wireless Spectrum Research Associate

Steve Song is an advocate for cheaper, more pervasive access to communication infrastructure in Africa. He is the founder of Village Telco, a social enterprise that builds low-cost WiFi mesh VoIP technologies to deliver affordable voice and Internet service in underserviced areas. Previously, Steve worked at the International Development Research Centre, where he led the organization's Information and Communication Technology for Development program in Africa, funding research into the transformational potential of ICTs across the continent.

With NSRC Steve works to develop strategies for expanding the utilization of wireless technologies through unlicensed, dynamic and shared spectrum strategies to enable more Internet access in Africa and other emerging market regions.

He writes about affordable access at