so this is incredibly cool - mesh self orginizing phone network
#serval #servalproject #batphone
The Serval Project – named after the problem-solving African wildcat – consists of two systems. The first is a temporary, self-organizing, self-powered mobile network for disaster areas, formed with small phone towers dropped in by air.
The second, and the one being tested in the outback, is a permanent system that requires no infrastructure and creates a mesh-based phone #network between #Wi-Fi enabled #mobile #phones, and eventually specifically designed mobile phones the researchers have called #Batphones, that can operate on unlicensed #frequencies.