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TUCAN3G (downloadable flyer!) is an Specific Targeted Research Project (STREP) of the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. The goals of TUCAN3G are aligned with objective ICT-2011 10.3 "International Partnership building and support to dialogues". TUCAN3G is a consortium of 11 partners managed by UPC and technically coordinated by URJC.

rural area

     

internet rural area

Recent years have witnessed a massive penetration of cellular telephony in developing countries. However, isolated rural areas (inhabited by low-income population) have generally been disregarded because classical access and backhaul technologies do not assure the return on investment. As communication is crucial in human development, finding innovative solutions to connect these areas is an utmost necessity. TUCAN3G proposes to study, from the twofold technological and socio-economical perspectives, the progressive introduction of mobile telephony and data services in isolated rural areas of developing countries, by taking advantage of new wireless technologies for the access network (based on 3G femtocells, and its evolution to 4G) in outdoor scenarios, as well as WiLD (WiFi for Long Distances)-WiMAX-VSAT heterogeneous backhauling. Those promise to be key in the development of inexpensive, sustainable, energy efficient, self-organized and long-term self-sufficient solutions that result in a profitable business case. The project also proposes the installation of a demonstration platform in the Peruvian jungle to verify the solution, enable the verification of business model hypothesis and results, and serve as a general showcase.

External organisations 7th FP links Other projects
indent7 Radio Accces & Spectrum Cluster
indent7 7th Framework program on Cordis
indent7 ICT in FP7
indent7 Contact persons in ICT - FP7
indent7 ICT FP7 projects
indent7 FP7 international cooperation projects
indent7 EC concertation meetings
indent7Freedom
indent7Tropic
indent7Confine
 
 

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