Mahabir Pun

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Mahabir Pun

in Internet Hall of Fame 2014

I start­ed build­ing a wire­less net­work in my coun­try Nepal in ear­ly 2000, when the wire­less tech­nol­o­gy was just com­ing. Nobody then believed that it was pos­si­ble to build a wire­less net­work in the remote Himalayan region, and to bring Internet to the remote vil­lages where there are no roads, no telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion services.

Mahabir Pun’s Internet Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Speech

in Internet Hall of Fame 2014

I did not invent an impor­tant thing. I am not an inno­va­tor. The only thing I did is you know, in ear­ly 2000, when WiFi was just com­ing I used a sim­ple indoor router to make a long-range wire­less link, a forty-kilometer link, to bring Internet in my home village.