15 villages could soon be connected thanks to a next-generation network solution

A total of 15 villages in different parts of the country could soon be seamlessly connected through a next-generation network solution that can solve congestion problems in 4G infrastructure and provide high-tech and affordable Internet connectivity,

The network solution called GigaMesh wirelessly provides fiber-like backhaul capability and paves the way for 5G.

The solution was developed by Astrome, a high-tech start-up that is accelerating the implementation of 5G and rural telecommunications infrastructure through its patented E-band millimeter wave radios and wireless communication solutions. satellite. They signed a contract with the Department of Telecommunications to start the pilot with 15 villages in India. Plans are underway to expand the business to more rural parts of India based on the pilot.

The startup is backed by AI & Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK), the Indian Institute of Science’s (IISc) Technology Innovation Hub (TIH), which aims to chart the future of millimeter-wave wireless communication on Earth and in the space.

ARTPARK is a non-profit foundation promoted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, with the support of the AI ​​Foundry in a public-private collaboration model to promote technological innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) and in robotics with seed funding from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, as part of the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) and the Government of Karnataka. It is designed to create a collaborative consortium of partners from industry, academia and government agencies.

GigaMesh, developed by Astrome, backed by ARTPARK, is the world’s first multi-beam E-band radio capable of communicating from one tower to multiple towers simultaneously while delivering multi GBPS throughput to each of those towers. A single GigaMesh device can provide up to forty links with a capacity of 2+ Gbps, communicating up to a range of ten kilometers. This flexibility of range makes it suitable both for decongesting dense urban networks and extending the rural network. With India’s huge population in the rural segment, Astrome can help improve national internet connectivity.

Major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Ericsson, Siklu, Huawei and NEC have developed E-band products. While all these products can only perform point-to-point communications, requiring a large number of devices, which increases the cost of deployment, Gigamesh by ARTPARK startup, offers several point-to-point communications in electronic band, this that reduces costs and is software-driven to facilitate remote deployment, maintenance and repair.

In addition to this, ARTPARK artificial intelligence researchers, in collaboration with HealthTech startup Niramai Health Analytix and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), have also developed XraySetu, a platform capable of interpreting chest X-rays with 98.86% sensitivity to COVID-19 within minutes. seconds.

ARTPARK also hosted the ARTPARK Innovation Summit which brought together industry, academia and government under one roof to discuss important topics such as how to create next-generation connectivity in rural areas, l ‘Health AI for Bharat, Bharat’s connection to drones, inclusive learning for the future. and building an AI and research ecosystem. Apart from this, they took part in an Indian Army Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) experiment and showcased India’s only legged robotic dog.

(With GDP entries)