Edwin Reed-Sanchez

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Edwin is also the founder of SayCel, a company that implements low-cost communications infrastructure in developing regions. SayCel currently operates a fiber network on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua, which won the 2015 Stern Berkeley Social Venture Award and was funded by UNICEF Innovation Fund.

Edwin is also a Junior Research Scientist at RiskEcon® Lab and dedicates his time to developing open source communications solutions for emerging economies.

Edwin actively collaborates with Rhizomatica, a Mexico-based non-profit running indigenous community networks, and LibreMesh from Argentina. These collaborations have led to the development of WebPh.one, the first open source telephony app that bridges the gap between data and open source cellular networks.

SayCel is also an active member of the Telecom Infra Project, a non-profit initiative that aims to reimagine the deployment of communications infrastructure.

Edwin graduated with a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), and is now an adjunct professor, teaching NYU ITP's Towers of Power course, which combines hands-on skills in open source communications and sensor tools with business strategies for emerging markets. He was a guest lecturer and collaborator at the Technology and Innovation Lab at Universidad del Desarollo in Chile, and at the University of URRACAN in Bluefields, Nicaragua.


May 13