Track 1 - Wireless data transmission

This activity is supported by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), and it will use the Spanish version of the "ICTP/IUNESCO Wireless Training Kit", which was developed at ICTP with the financial support of UNESCO.The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) also supports this project as part of its "ITU Academy" initiative. It is meant to be a comprehensive tool to help teachers and academia in organizing training and research activities in wireless networking, with a strong component of hands-on practices.  See


Training of participants in the use of tools and techniques for installing, maintaining, securing and upgrading wireless data transmission networks. The workshop concentrates on solutions that are low-cost and affordable for the implementation of long distance links for small organizations. Both WiFi and WiMAX solutions will be covered as well as the emerging field of TV White Spaces technologies. Participants with strong motivation will be able to obtain the skills to later become instructors in wireless data communications using the "ICTP/ITU Wireless Training Kit" that will be used in this activity.


  • Knowledge of TCP/IP and basic networking.
  • Participants in this track should download the book "Wireless Networking in the Developing World" from and read it BEFORE traveling to the event. In particular the chapter concerning to construction of the waveguide antenna (Cantenna).
  • Participants interested in building their own antenna should  should bring a metal can with a diameter between 8 and 10 cm and a length of at least 20 cm.

Intended Audience

  • Network administrators who want to learn about wireless technologies.
  • People who want to install a wireless network.
  • Experienced professionals interested in becoming instructors using the "ICTP / ITU Wireless Training Kit".


Ermanno Pietrosemoli



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  • Danilo Corral de Witt

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Special thanks to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the support given to WALC and EsLaRed through the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC).