Rural Broadband

Connecting the Other 3 Billion

Ted Talk by Hemant Mallapur Co-Founder and EVP Engineering Saankhya Labs

Connecting the remote rural communities to the internet is a big challenge. World over there are over 3 billion people who do not have access to high speed internet. The main constraints of providing the last mile connectivity are remote areas with a difficult terrain, low population density and unreliable electricity connections. All this makes providing connectivity not viable economically. Saankhya Labs UHF based TV White Space solution can help in providing last mile rural broadband connectivity.

The solution consists of the Meghdoot base station installed at a central location which has existing internet connectivity via optical fibre/ wireless backhaul. The base station can be mounted on a pole or on top of a building.In remote villages Dhaval CPE modems are mounted on the poles. WiFi routers are connected to the Dhaval CPE modems. The distance between the central location and remote villages can be up to 10 KM in both Line of Sight and Non Line of Sight configuration.The solution utilizes unused frequency in UHF spectrum (TV White Spaces) to establish a connectivity between central location and the remote villages.

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Disaster Management

During natural disasters like earthquakes, floods and cyclones cause a large scale disrupution in the communication infrastructure. Optical fibre networks and mobile towers can be destroyed in the natural disaster.Restoration of communication systems as soon as possible is extremely critical. Quick setup and reliable communication systems can help in disaster management. Saankhya Labs UHF based TV White Space solution can help in providing effective communication systems during a natural disaster

TVWS Disaster Management Communication Solution
The solution consists of the Meghdoot base station installed at a central command location. The location may have existing internet backhaul or we may use satellite connection as a backhaul. The base station can be mounted on a pole or on top of a building. In disaster effected remote regions Dhaval CPE modems are mounted on the poles. WiFi routers are connected to the Dhaval CPE modems. The distance between the central location and remote locations can be up to 10 KM in both Line of Sight and Non Line of Sight configuration. The solution utilizes unused frequency in UHF spectrum (TV White Spaces) to establish a connectivity between central location and the remote villages.

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Asset Tracking

Saankhya Labs Asset Tracking Solution
Real time tracking and monitoring of assets like fishing boats and locomotives is very crucial. The assets can be present in remote locations without mobile network connectivity. In these locations the tracking can be done via satellite communication solutions. Saankhya Labs provides end to end solutions for asset tracking, including hubside equipment (modulators and demodulators) at central control locations and 2-way MSS terminals installed in the assets to be tracked. Unlike many other asset tracking solutions, Saankhya Labs Real-Time Asset Tracking solutions include 2-Way communication capability which can help in better management and increasing the efficiency of operations.

Vessel Tracking System
Saankhya Labs Vessel Tracking System consists of 2-way MSS terminal NAVDOOT mounted atop fishing vessels and L-Band Multichannel Burst Demodulator installed in the central control location. The MSS Terminal is configured to transmit its geo-location coordinates to the satellite at regular intervals. The signal is synchronized by the in-built GPS system to relay the real time location of the locomotive. Apart from real-time location tracking, it is also possible to do 2-way communication between locomotive and central control.

Vessel tracking has a number of advantages including tracking and monitoring of vessels in deep sea, emergency broadcast messaging in case of storms and cyclones, SOS signaling from boats, quick assistance from nearby boats in case of emergency, identification of friend and foe by coast guard or navy, preventing the boats from unintentionally crossing the international boundary etc.

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Locomotive Tracking System
Saankhya Labs Real-Time Locomotive Tracking System consists of 2-way MSS terminal NAVRAIL mounted atop locomotives and L-Band Multichannel Burst Demodulator installed in the central control location. The MSS Terminal is configured to continuously transmit its geo-location coordinates to the satellite over S-Band. The signal is synchronized by the in-built GPS system to relay the real time location of the locomotive. Apart from real-time location tracking, it is also possible to do 2-way communication between locomotive and central control.

Real-Time location tracking has a number of advantages including better regulation of railway traffic, reduction in railway collisions, increasing punctuality of trains and giving accurate information about arrivals, departures and delays to the passengers.

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