AsthaNet: co-creating network solution for socio-economic development of disconnected communities
by K. Habibul Kabir; Ashraful Alam Khan; Ashir Ahmed; Masahiro Sasabe; Khondaker Hasibul Kabir
International Journal of Humanitarian Technology (IJHT), Vol. 1, No. 2, 2020

Abstract: We co-create networking solutions, called AsthaNet, to connect disconnected rural communities with global resources. AsthaNet combines a bundle of modern technologies, e.g., variant of ferry-assisted-delay tolerant network (DTN) with TCP/IP, content delivery network (CDN), disconnected internet of things (IoT), etc. AsthaNet provides autonomous solutions to serve information demand, which re-invents networking among rural communities (especially technically-less sound people) to enjoy quality localised contents with different dialects/accents. For socio-economic development of these communities through humanitarian technology, AsthaNet adopts the concepts of people's empowerment of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, and people's development as freedom of Amartya Sen. As a result of this humanitarian technology-based development, AsthaNet becomes the perfect blend of knowledge society to connect the disconnected rural communities to develop with freedom to empower.

Online publication date: Mon, 18-Jan-2021

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