Short paper - On the design of affordable and green high-performance routers for community networks
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the 4th ACM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions, NSDR '10, 2010, 11- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
We argue that large scale user-driven community networks are becoming viable in areas without access to telecommunication services due to lack of commercial interest. We discuss the design of a key component supporting this claim: a high-performance, low-power-consuming and affordable router with fibre optic capable of forwarding 2 Gbps, 220kpps, powered by only 25W, which is between 7% and 17% of the alternatives in our comparison. The cost of the one-off prototype was below a third of the prices of comparable proprietary solutions and half of other open source alternatives. It can be reduced further in series production. Future work will include widening of bottlenecks without increasing cost and field tests in rural African settings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 11- p.
Developing regions, Open source routing, Robust low-cost design, Router architecture
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-149603DOI: 10.1145/1836001.1836012ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77956044065ISBN: 978-145030193-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-149603DiVA: diva2:740478
4th ACM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions, NSDR'10, 15 June 2010 through 15 June 2010, San Francisco, CA, United States
QC 201408252014-08-252014-08-252014-08-25Bibliographically approved