Steve Song

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Wireless Spectrum Research Associate

Steve Song is a research associate and consultant with the Network Startup Resource Center where he works to expand the use of wireless technologies through shared spectrum strategies and to enable greater Internet access throughout Africa and other emerging markets. He is also a half-time fellow for 2019 with the Mozilla Foundation. His strong technical knowledge combined with an exceptional ability to communicate technical concepts to non-expert audiences have made his blog ( a popular destination for anyone interested in African telecommunications and Internet issues.

Since 2009, Steve has been actively maintaining public maps of undersea and terrestrial fibre optic infrastructure in Africa at Steve is also the founder of Village Telco, a social enterprise that manufactures low-cost WiFi mesh VoIP technologies to deliver affordable voice and Internet service in under-serviced areas. Previously, Steve worked at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), where he led the organization's ICT4D program in Africa, funding research into the transformational potential of ICTs.