We developed the community cellular network, empowering everyone, everywhere to run their own cellular networks.

Papua

Our Story

We've been working on rural communications for a long time. We started as researchers in UC Berkeley's Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) group, where we developed the initial technology that would become Endaga.

In TIER, we took a multidisciplinary look at the problem of building rural cellular networks, drawing on our experience in computer science, design, and international development. The idea of Community Cellular emerged from this environment: locally-owned, small-scale, independent cellular networks, run by and for rural communities.

We built the first community cellular network in a rural village in Papua, Indonesia, in early 2013, with support from USAID and the Blum Center for Developing Economies. That first network is still running today, and today we continue to add new networks, constantly bringing connectivity to new users and communities worldwide.

Our Team

Kashif Ali

Kashif Ali

VP of Engineering, Co-founder

Matt Ball

Matt Ball

Member of Technical Staff

Lance Condray

Lance Condray

CEO

Shaddi Hasan

Shaddi Hasan

CTO, Co-founder

Kurtis Heimerl

Kurtis Heimerl

Co-founder

Omar Ramadan

Omar Ramadan

Member of Technical Staff

Our Advisors

Sanjit Biswas

Sanjit Biswas

Meraki

Prof. Eric Brewer

Prof. Eric Brewer

UC Berkeley

Kuang Chen

Kuang Chen

Captricity

Reed Hundt

Reed Hundt

Former Chairman, FCC

Dr. Umar Saif

Dr. Umar Saif

Chairman, PITB