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