Intel "Rural Connectivity Platform" Research Group
Intels Arbeitsgruppe zu Rural Connectivity in Berkley
Challenge There’s a tremendous need for affordable, robust wireless networking in rural areas of the developing world. Existing infrastructure that is useful in high-density areas, where costs can be spread over many users (notably, cellular telephony), is not appropriate for sparsely populated rural regions.
Solution Build, test and deploy an integrated ‘combox’ prototype develop application proxies and robust comms middleware based on Delay Tolerant Networking extended 802.11 based on UCB/TIER studies
Potential Impact An robust, affordable, wireless communications infrastructure for rural areas of emerging regions