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Wireless Broadband Internet Access via IPSTAR Satellite Backhaul
In late 2007, Intel in collaboration with IPSTAR embarked on a ruralconnectivity pilot project that combines Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)and Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies with broadband satellite backhaulto provide a remote community in Vietnam with broadband Internet and Voiceover Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone services.Located in the highland area of Ta Van village, the Worldwide Interoperabilityfor Microwave Access (WiMAX) via IPSTAR broadband satellite-enabled networkhas been deployed in cooperation and support with service provider VietnamData Communication Company (VDC), the United States Agency forInternational Development (USAID), and the IPSTAR satellite backhaulsolution.
Provide the community in Ta Van access to information systemsand economic opportunities via broadband Internet accessCreate an effective community-shared access broadband modelthat can be deployed in other underserved communities inAsia-Pacific
Deploy wireless infrastructure with IPSTAR satellite backhaul,and distribute the connection via WiMAX and Wi-Fi technologyEstablish broadband Internet access including VoIP, thus eliminatingthe need for a fixed-line networkThe pilot project is part of Intel's "World Ahead-Connecting the Next OneBillion" program. It is intended to replicate the wireless network and satellitebackhaul project in other remote areas in Asia-Pacific.The IPSTAR backhaul-enabled wireless broadband access proved to be acost-effective solution for the Ta Van community, which is lacking access toterrestrial line infrastructure, thus providing instant coverage with flexibleand rapid infrastructure rollout.
Intel and IPSTAR Join Forces to Link Remote Community to the World
The combination of IPSTAR BroadbandSatellite backhaul and wireless networktechnology supports a sustainablebusiness model that uses a sharedaccess community model and IPtechnology without the need for wiredinfrastructure
so that a large numberof users can be connected quickly andcost-effectively.With flexible and rapid infrastructurerollout, IPSTAR Community Broadband isa cost-effective solution for any remoteuser lacking access to terrestrial lineinfrastructure, providing instantcoverage in blind spot areas andwherever Internet connectivity isrequired.
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