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[Freedombox-discuss] FYI: Research project for mobile phone mesh networks funded

NLnet funds disaster zone phone software

[Press release Thursday, April 14 2011]

Software developed by Australian Flinders University's Dr Paul
Gardner-Stephen which enables mobile phones to communicate during a
disaster will be freely available to the public by the end of the year
thanks to the support of the Netherlands based NLnet Foundation.


The Serval BatPhone software can be used on compatible mobile phone
handsets to create an alternative "network" where conventional mobile
phone coverage has been destroyed or simply does not exist. Instead of
relying on mobile phone towers, the Serval system relays calls for one
mobile phone to another as either a "closed" network or to connect to a
temporary tower.

Could be relevant for FreedomBox development.

Ot van Daalen
Bits of Freedom
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