ARTPARK and GigaMesh: AI boosts rural connectivity & healthcare

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Source: The post is based on the articleAI boosts rural connectivity & healthcarepublished in PIB on 7th July 2022

What is the News?

A Startup named Astrome with the help of ARTPARK will soon connect 15 villages in different parts of the country through a next-generation networking solution called GigaMesh. This can help address congestion issues in 4G infrastructure and provide high-tech and affordable internet connectivity.

What is ARTPARK?

ARTPARK (AI & Robotics Technology Park) is a not-for-profit foundation. It was established by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc),Bengaluru with support from the Department of Science & Technology(DST).

Purpose: To promote technology innovation missions in AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Robotics. These missions should have a societal impact in sectors such as healthcare, education, mobility, infrastructure, agriculture, retail, and cyber-security.

Nodal Mission: The park was established under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS).

What is GigaMesh?

GigaMesh has been developed by Astrome with the support of ARTPARK.

Purpose: It is the world’s first multi-beam E-band Radio that is able to communicate from one tower to multiple towers simultaneously while delivering multi GBPS throughput to each of these towers. 

Working: A single GigaMesh device can provide up to forty links with 2+ Gbps capacity, communicating up to a range of ten kilometres. This flexibility in range makes it suitable for both decongesting the dense urban networks and extending rural coverage. 

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