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Wireless Utopia

The journey towards a free wireless world.

Baby Steps

Monday, March 27, 2006

News of a wireless mesh networking startup getting funding from Intel Capital. Mesh Networks are proliferating at a very rapid pace. The Military uses it for collecting data where the sensors from an Ad Hoc network amongst themselves. When Katrina hit, people used meshes to build commincation networks. The WiMAX standard has built in support for Mesh Networking to connect the base stations. The OLPC plans to use it in to connect the computers using WiFi. MANET's working group, even though bogged down with politics and controversy, is working on QoS over these Ad Hoc networks.

Someday we'll be able to do voice over such networks. That day maybe we'll not need the telcos. at all! A wonderful promise.

PS: My company's proxy server blocks Arch Rock website. Its classified as a p0rn site!

Tags: Mesh Networks Arch Rock Intel Capital Katrina WiMAX MANET OLPC WiFi QoS
posted by Rajiv, 11:09 PM

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