Research projects

REACH-Rural broadband intErnet Access using Cooperative mesh networking in wHite space spectrum

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EuropeAid / EU-India Research and Innovation Partnership

The overall aim of the REACH project is to develop a strong cluster-to-cluster partnership between research centres in the EU and India to develop advanced technical solutions for providing high-speed broadband Internet access in rural India by deploying cooperative mesh networking in the unlicensed (white space) spectrum.
The main objectives of the project include:

  • To perform detailed user and application requirement analysis for wireless broadband networks in rural India
  • To consider solutions for network architecture, algorithm and protocol design for rural wireless networks using white spectrum
  • To propose efficient content distribution system suitable for the context of rural India
Partners: City University London (Coordinator), IIT Bombay, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, King’s College London, Athens University of Economics and Business-Research Center, University of Padua, University of Bordeaux, Instituto de Telecomunicações- Aveiro, University of Cyprus