Sunday, August 20, 2006

Low cost wireless mesh network to provide cheap, reliable data and telephony

A former Silicon Valley dot-commer and members of the underground security group Cult of the Dead Cow are working with local Tibetan exiles to change that using recycled hardware, solar power, open-source software and nerd ingenuity. The volunteers are building a low-cost wireless mesh network to provide cheap, reliable data and telephony to community organizations. A rural village 7,000 feet up in the Himalayas (Dharamsala Wireless Mesh) is an example of "light infrastructure," a concept gaining popularity among tech developers: decentralized, ad hoc networks that can deliver essential services faster than conventional means.

Can this be a solution for rural India?

1 comment:

marshall anako said...

If it is good for india then it will be good for Nigeria
Nigeria is too big to ignore.
Pleaase how can i implement this kind of system in Africa especially my village in Nigeria
We have no light or electricity but abundant sunshine always

Marshall Anako mdmanako@yahoo.com