- Pontificia Universidad Católica de Río de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
- Academic Sector
This project faces the challenges of serving the digitally excluded population due to the precariousness or lack of connectivity supporting ISPs. It then considers the implementation of a broadband mobile network, with 4G LTE technology using free software, filling the accessibility gap in terms of the cost of accessing the connection. The main participants in this project are ISPs that already have a fiber optic backbone or high-speed radio communication to serve small villages, farms and remote areas with up to 1,000 (one thousand) users.
Internet access will be provided in the form of private networks. Access will be through an infrastructure (core and radio access network) and simcards for cell phone use, and also for the use of agricultural machinery on farms. The architecture considers elements of a 4G network with EPC (Evolved Packet Core), RAN (Radio Access Network) and is prepared for Edge Computing resources. The EPC solution consists of a network platform located at the ISP’s headquarters with local monitoring, high availability power supply and redundant connectivity. The software will be installed on a robust server operating in an air-conditioned environment with at least 8 GB of RAM, Intel celeron.