The internet is the path to the future for children around the world, and especially for those who live in remote locations. Governments and international organizations such as One Laptop per Child (OLPC) work toward the supply of access to the internet for all schools and other communities in such areas. In the absence of a cable infrastructure for those projects, WiFi networks present themselves as the main alternative.

The solution for providing internet access to schools has proved to be very efficient in terms of quality of service and overall costs. The solution is based on wireless broadband base stations using the unique and powerful beamforming technology. Only one base station is capable of providing access not only to the school, but also to the homes of the students and to the whole community in the area.

The base station has a functionality whereby it can create a transport network connection, which makes for easy installation. The coverage for additional villages and communities may be ensured easily by simply installing an additional device. The beamforming technology guarantees that no difficult coaxial alignment of devices will be required in the course of the installation.

The base station is very energy efficient and normally uses less than 35 W. This means that the device may use solar or battery power at remote locations without access to power supply.

Main advantages:

  • Ensures better indoor penetration which guarantees actual access to the homes in the area and the school
  • The solution involves cost-efficient infrastructure implementation and maintenance
  • Supports long transport connections with multiple point-to-point segments of up to 20 km per device in the same base station