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Mango and VillageNet:  Low-cost  Access to  Rich Content and Broadband Services Sharad Jaiswal Bell Labs India, Alcatel-Lu...
Problem and Impact <ul><li>Millions of users in India   have no access to content and data networks </li></ul><ul><li>500M...
mango – scalable, low-cost, easy-to-use content delivery mango server (content,  preferences,  authentication ) mango cont...
VillageNet: Long-distance rural mesh networks  <ul><li>Use commodity  IEEE 802.11  radio equipment to reduce costs </li></...
Summary <ul><li>100s of millions of mobile users, tremendous innovation in devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Devices will get ...
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Sharad Jaiswal Bell Labs India, Alcatel-Lucent : TR35 Awards

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Sharad Jaiswal Bell Labs India, Alcatel-Lucent : TR35 Awards

  1. 1. Mango and VillageNet: Low-cost Access to Rich Content and Broadband Services Sharad Jaiswal Bell Labs India, Alcatel-Lucent
  2. 2. Problem and Impact <ul><li>Millions of users in India have no access to content and data networks </li></ul><ul><li>500M+ mobile users (vs. 20M+ PC users) </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing rich content to mobiles at low-costs could create a market of millions of users, by giving them what they want: entertainment and interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Rural India : 700m villagers </li></ul><ul><li>Network access will unleash socially useful applications such as tele-medicine and distance education. </li></ul>
  3. 3. mango – scalable, low-cost, easy-to-use content delivery mango server (content, preferences, authentication ) mango content-distribution algorithms mango hot-spot: Organically deployed – shops, cafes etc. back-haul: DSL/3G, Wifi/BT/Femto interface mango app: easy-to-use offline browsing Top 5 Bollywood songs Movies Pictures seamless synch-up
  4. 4. VillageNet: Long-distance rural mesh networks <ul><li>Use commodity IEEE 802.11 radio equipment to reduce costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network equipment at each village < US$ 750-1000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For covering long distance, a multi-hop mesh architecture built out from the gateway node </li></ul><ul><ul><li>point-to-point links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>established using directional antennas mounted on towers to establish line-of-sight. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Summary <ul><li>100s of millions of mobile users, tremendous innovation in devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Devices will get cheaper and better. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Users would want more, can do more, on their mobile phones. </li></ul><ul><li>Network architecture cannot be the bottleneck.. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for innovative architectures – that explore the right trade-offs to offer services to end-users at the right price-points. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visit BL India web-page for more details: </li></ul>http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/bell-labs/india /

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