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Contribute to shaping the future of school connectivity

We invite Internet Service Providers to play a part in Giga’s journey to create a live map of every school in the world and their connectivity status.

Share your school connectivity data and help us connect every school to the Internet and every young person to information, opportunity and choice.

Leave us your details if you are interested in joining the Giga journey.

Contributors

FAQs

Data is essential in bridging the school connectivity divide. Connectivity data offers a unique insight to understanding connectivity needs, opportunities and challenges, and this in turn supports more efficient and targeted public and private internet roll-out.

In sharing your ISP data and knowledge you will be:

  • Contributing to addressing the technical and social challenge of defining a fair, robust and transparent way to display school connectivity
  • Recognized through the displaying of your ISP name and/or logo on the Giga ISPs website
  • Contributing to a global UNICEF – ITU initiative to connect every school to the internet and every young person to information, opportunity and choice

Only information that your organization explicitly consents to for public use will be made public. At the moment, the only information we would like to display is your name and/ or logo to recognize your contribution on the Giga ISP site. This is, however, optional.

The data you share will be used solely for research purposes by the Giga team only. Raw network and organizational data will be stored in UNICEF’s secure cloud storage solution accessible only to Giga, in accordance with UNICEF and ITU security policies. Access to all systems is duly restricted and controlled.

We want to make the sharing experience as easy as possible. We also want to maintain the integrity of your data. While Giga is open to exploring different ways in which you can share your school connectivity data, Giga is already using APIs successfully. APIs offers seamless and safe integration between your systems and ours. With well-documented endpoints and standardized communication protocols, we can eliminate manual data transfers, gaining a near real-time understanding of school connectivity.

We aim to collect data that will help us define a fair, robust and transparent way to represent school connectivity. To get there, we are systematically analyzing and experimenting with different types of network data, with the objective of identifying the measurement points that offer the most realistic and robust insight into school connectivity status. At the moment, we are looking for network measurements for schools taken at the Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) level, but feel free to share data taken across other points on your network, if applicable. An example of the data we will request is included below.

 

ISP and Network Information

      • ISP name
      • ISP operating country
      • Contact details
      • Network technology (type of technology used to connect the school)
      • Point of measurement (school main CPE router or switch, or a system that measures at that level)

 

Network Connectivity Parameters such as:

  • Upload and download speed
  • Package loss
  • Availability
  • Latency
  • Timestamp
  • Monthly usage (GB)
  • Additional parameters that qualify school connectivity

 

School Attributes

  • List of connected schools
  • Unique ID for each school (ideally NEMIS code or unique government ID for schools) – if available
  • School location

 

API Information

    • API URL / URI to a REST API
    • Key / Authentication details
    • Quick start guide for API
    • Documentation explaining the API endpoints and parameters, including measurement units