AirJaldi has been working in partnership with the University of California at Berkeley’s Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) research group since October 2006. Together TIER and TibTec are developing software solutions that link long distance and mesh networks. The partnership combines technologies developed as part of TIER’s “WiLD”, or WiFi-based Long Distance networks project and other ongoing research projects, and AirJaldi and TibTec’s internationally-acclaimed wireless mesh network. The partnership was announced at the AirJaldi Summit in Dharamsala.
“We honored to contribute to the ongoing success of the TibTec community WiFi network”, said Professor Eric Brewer, Director of the TIER Research Group. “We believe that our technology for high-bandwidth long-distance links will enable AirJaldi and TibTec to connect more villages and bring connectivity to wider areas. Conversely, the AirJaldi mesh software will enable our partners to cover their villages with mesh networks and support for voice over IP”.
Both TIER and AirJaldi are committed to environmentally friendly technologies that include solar panels and non-intrusive installations.
About Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER)
TIER is a research group at the University of California at Berkeley, investigating the design and deployment of new technologies for emerging regions. TIER focuses on developing a hardware/software infrastructure explicitly designed for the physical, political and economic realities of developing areas. It will build on existing research at Berkeley and elsewhere, but also face a number of new technical and organizational challenges. This project addresses these challenges with novel technology, while validating the impact of through real-world deployments.