Developing a computer networks toolkit for providing affordable ubiquitous broadband platforms for mobile internet.
There are 2 subgroups within the AUA group:
:: Rural/remote Provision of Network Access and
:: Wireless Sensors for Data Acquisition and Monitoring
The ultimate goal is to provide affordable network access to the very remote areas, where many components of the standard urban infrastructure (towers, power, devices) are clearly not economically viable to be installed. Much cheaper and more efficient alternatives need to be designed, developed and deployed. Such solutions need to be cost saving and sustainable, but yet (ultimately) equivalent to urban installations in terms of services.