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The Outernet is a global networking project.The Outernet's goal is to provide free access to internet data through Wi-Fi, made available effectively to all parts of the world.

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  1. 1. Om Prakash 1005094
  2. 2. •Imagine 4-billion additional participants in the global marketplace of ideas. •Imagine the avalanche of creativity, innovation, and invention. •Imagine universal access to information, regardless of income, infrastructure, or geography. •Outernet can make all that happen tomorrow. You can make Outernet happen today.
  3. 3. INFORMATION FOR THE WORLD FROM OUTER SPACE Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data. Quality content from all over the Internet. Available to all of humanity. For free.
  4. 4. •The Outernet is a global networking project currently under development by the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), a United States-based non-profit organization established in 1995. •The Outernet's goal is to provide free access to internet data through Wi-Fi, made available effectively to all parts of the world.
  5. 5. •The project would involve using data casting and User Datagram Protocol through hundreds of CubeSats measuring 10 cm (3.9 in) each. •Wi-Fi enabled devices would communicate with the satellites in their region, which in-turn communicate with other satellites and ground-based networks, thus forming the global network.
  6. 6. •There are more computing devices in the world than people, yet less than 40% of the global population has access to the wealth of knowledge found on the Internet. •The price of smart phones and tablets is dropping year after year, but the price of data in many parts of the world continues to be unaffordable for the majority of global citizens. •In some places, such as rural areas and remote regions, cell towers and Internet cables simply don't exist. The primary objective of the Outernet is to bridge the global information divide. WHAT PROBLEM IS OUTERNET SOLVING?
  7. 7. •Broadcasting data allows citizens to reduce their reliance on costly Internet data plans in places where monthly fees are too expensive for average citizens. •And offering continuously updated web content from space bypasses censorship of the Internet. •An additional benefit of a unidirectional information network is the creation of a global notification system during emergencies and natural disasters.
  8. 8. •Outernet's Wi-Fi solution works by using hundreds of tiny 10cm cube-shaped satellites called "cubesats“. •Outernet consists of a constellation of low-cost, miniature satellites in Low Earth Orbit. •Each satellite receives data streams from a network of ground stations and transmits that data in a continuous loop until new content is received.
  9. 9. •In order to serve the widest possible audience, the entire constellation utilizes globally-accepted, standards-based protocols, such as DVB, Digital Radio Mondiale, and UDP- based Wi-Fi multicasting. •Wi-Fi multicasting is a technology currently used in stadiums and large event venues to improve Wi-Fi coverage in crowded areas, by providing at least 156access points in each stadium and stronger antennas that can stream videos without congesting the Wi-Fi network. .
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  11. 11. Comparing Outernet with similar technology Outernet Vs Google loon They are two different, non-competing projects. Project Loon will provide regular internet service--and do so for a fee (which is perfectly reasonable, considering that 60,000 balloons is going to cost a lot of money). Outernet is tackling a different problem, one related to information access. By creating a broadcast, one-to- many system, it can provide global coverage at a relatively reasonable cost.
  12. 12. Outernet Vs Netsukuku •Netsukuku is the name of an experimental peer-to- peer routing system . •Created to build up a distributed network, anonymous and censorship-free, fully independent but not necessarily separated from the Internet, without the support of any server, ISP and no central authority. •Netsukuku aims to build a fully distributed network that does not rely on single points of failure as the actual Internet. The main idea is to build a system that can be built and be maintained autonomously. It is designed to handle a very large number of nodes with minimal CPU and memory resources.
  13. 13. WHAT WILL OUTERNET DELIVER? NEWS AND INFORMATION •International and local news •Crop prices for farmers •Bitcoin blockchains APPLICATIONS AND CONTENT •Ubuntu & Open Street Map •Wikipedia in its entirety •Movies, music, games
  14. 14. EDUCATIONAL COURSEWARE •Khan Academy and Coursera •Teachers Without Borders •Open Source Ecology EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS •Used when cellular networks fail •Disaster relief coordination •Global notification system
  15. 15. Advantages of Outernet: •If such a Wi-Fi network were to work, it would allow users to bypass any internet censorship policies that their governments have in place, which would be useful in countries like China and North Korea. •However in densely populated areas like cities, which already have 3G and 4G networks, as well as public and private Wi-Fi hotspots, the solution probably wouldn't work as the radio frequencies will be full, so Outernet's Wi- Fi would ideally benefit areas with no access to Wi-Fi at all.
  16. 16. •The network could also be used as a global notification system during emergencies and natural disasters, when mobile base stations and power grids go offline. •Less land and material consumed by not building multiple ground stations.
  17. 17. •Outernet's near-term goal is to provide the entire world with broadcast data. •The long-term vision includes the addition of two-way Internet access for everyone for free.
  18. 18. The Outernet, as envisioned, would be one-way-data would flow from feeders to the satellites which would broadcast to all below for free.
  19. 19. THANK YOU !