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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