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Mesh network technology links other nearby phones to extend signal to help keep citizens connected

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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IT major on Monday announced the launch of a that will send alerts to users even in limited or no connectivity.

"Mesh Network Alerts networking is designed to notify of potential severe events or disasters -- even in areas with limited connection, or cellular networks are disrupted due to an outage," The Company India Sales and Alliances Leader Himanshu Goyal said in a statement.

Developed by researchers, the breakthrough mesh is available via The Channel app in India. The Channel is a business unit of

The mesh network links other nearby phones to extend the signal to help keep citizens connected and informed.

Goyal said that the extreme condition in the country has led to casualties across states.

"Mesh Network Alerts can help send notification of an upcoming disaster that could help people and their families stay safe. It's a matter of great pride for us as this is first introduced in India," Goyal said.

Peer-to-peer converts mobile devices into links within the mesh network, allowing devices to 'talk' directly to each other without using cell tower infrastructure.

"Each smartphone becomes a node that stores the message and securely passes it to the next nearest device, creating a daisy chain to reach more devices and remove the need for a cellular network. While other mesh networks use hot spotting, and The Company chose not to turn devices into individual access points to avoid excessive battery drain," the statement said.

Goyal said India has the second largest smartphone market in terms of active smartphone users but at times of severe the cellular networks get congested, connectivity is intermittent and data access is often limited.

"Mesh Network Alerts networking is appropriately designed to address these challenges," Goyal said.

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Sending weather alerts without Internet now possible with IBM's latest tech

Mesh network technology links other nearby phones to extend signal to help keep citizens connected

Mesh network technology links other nearby phones to extend signal to help keep citizens connected
IT major on Monday announced the launch of a that will send alerts to users even in limited or no connectivity.

"Mesh Network Alerts networking is designed to notify of potential severe events or disasters -- even in areas with limited connection, or cellular networks are disrupted due to an outage," The Company India Sales and Alliances Leader Himanshu Goyal said in a statement.

Developed by researchers, the breakthrough mesh is available via The Channel app in India. The Channel is a business unit of

The mesh network links other nearby phones to extend the signal to help keep citizens connected and informed.

Goyal said that the extreme condition in the country has led to casualties across states.

"Mesh Network Alerts can help send notification of an upcoming disaster that could help people and their families stay safe. It's a matter of great pride for us as this is first introduced in India," Goyal said.

Peer-to-peer converts mobile devices into links within the mesh network, allowing devices to 'talk' directly to each other without using cell tower infrastructure.

"Each smartphone becomes a node that stores the message and securely passes it to the next nearest device, creating a daisy chain to reach more devices and remove the need for a cellular network. While other mesh networks use hot spotting, and The Company chose not to turn devices into individual access points to avoid excessive battery drain," the statement said.

Goyal said India has the second largest smartphone market in terms of active smartphone users but at times of severe the cellular networks get congested, connectivity is intermittent and data access is often limited.

"Mesh Network Alerts networking is appropriately designed to address these challenges," Goyal said.
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Sending weather alerts without Internet now possible with IBM's latest tech

Mesh network technology links other nearby phones to extend signal to help keep citizens connected

IT major on Monday announced the launch of a that will send alerts to users even in limited or no connectivity.

"Mesh Network Alerts networking is designed to notify of potential severe events or disasters -- even in areas with limited connection, or cellular networks are disrupted due to an outage," The Company India Sales and Alliances Leader Himanshu Goyal said in a statement.

Developed by researchers, the breakthrough mesh is available via The Channel app in India. The Channel is a business unit of

The mesh network links other nearby phones to extend the signal to help keep citizens connected and informed.

Goyal said that the extreme condition in the country has led to casualties across states.

"Mesh Network Alerts can help send notification of an upcoming disaster that could help people and their families stay safe. It's a matter of great pride for us as this is first introduced in India," Goyal said.

Peer-to-peer converts mobile devices into links within the mesh network, allowing devices to 'talk' directly to each other without using cell tower infrastructure.

"Each smartphone becomes a node that stores the message and securely passes it to the next nearest device, creating a daisy chain to reach more devices and remove the need for a cellular network. While other mesh networks use hot spotting, and The Company chose not to turn devices into individual access points to avoid excessive battery drain," the statement said.

Goyal said India has the second largest smartphone market in terms of active smartphone users but at times of severe the cellular networks get congested, connectivity is intermittent and data access is often limited.

"Mesh Network Alerts networking is appropriately designed to address these challenges," Goyal said.

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