IITM faculty investigators GR = Gaurav Raina KS = Krishna Sivalingam MS = Mani Subramaniam SB = Srikrishna
This picture illustrates a typical rural deployment The Access center is located at the district headquarters This houses the CorDECT CO which interonnects this network to the PSTN and Internet Mostly the Basestation is colocated with the Access Center, However, depending on the deployment density, the basestations can be remotely located using E1 or xDSL interfaces. The CorDECT CPE works as a fixed wireless terminal providing both voice and data connectivity to remote villages The typical range is 15km, however it can be enhanced using cost effective repeater technology from Midas
Theme 1 titled Rural/Distributed Services and Applications is headed by Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala from the India side and Dr. Nishan Canagarajah of University of Bristol from the UK side. From RTBI, the leader is Dr. Aarti Kawlra. The project aims to design, develop and pilot services and applications to address the needs of socially excluded populations, particularly the elderly, in the UK and rural and under-served populations in India. The project aims to address several aspects pertaining to next generation networks and service delivery. Although, these challenges could be addressed by these countries independently, the consortium provides a unique opportunity to develop solutions which are scalable and relevant to many similar countries around the world. Of the many sub themes the Agriculture Disease Mitigation Advisory Service (ADMAS); Video Monitoring System (VMS) for Distributed Production; Health Advisory Platform (HAP); Rural Collaborative Platform (RCP) and Village Resource Mapping Platform (VRMP) have been initiated along with RTBI.