|Project||Wireless for Communities (W4C) – Phase V|
|Programme||INTER-NETWORKING OF NETWORKS|
With regard to interconnecting three networks in Baran; Guna & Shivpuri, on a map, these three locations form a triangle and the inter-connection of these networks has enabled the possibility of increasing the geographical reach of these networks. Therefore, we conducted the following activities:
A. Feasibility of three networks – Baran; Guna and Shivpuri
– Feasibility of Baran Network
– Feasibility of Guna Network
– Feasibility of Shivpuri -Network
B. Interconnecting of Networks – (Baran; Guna and Shivpuri)
After understanding feasibility of all three networks, we had to understand how these networks can be interconnected. To connect Baran with Guna, the project took backhaul connectivity from Guna to Umri (hopping station) , Bamori,Kurka and finally to Nahargarh (Baran). This way, the project created three new hopping stations. While connecting Guna to Shivpuri, the project connected Umri to Kuttiyawad, Dungasara to Badarwasand Lukwasa to Kolras. As a result, 5 new hopping stations have been established to connect Gunawith Shivpuri.
C. Integration of CIRC programme in all three locations
CIRC programme has been integrated in all the three locations including main and nodal centres. The project has established CIRC centres in Umri and Bamori, Kuttiyawad, Dungasara, Badarwas, Lukwasa and Kolras in Madhya Pradesh. As a result, 7 more CIRC centres have been established to provide the following CIRC services:
Baran W4C Network: Baran W4C Network is one of the widest coverage networks that the project has. The network is spread across almost 200 kilometers and connects about 10 Community Information Resource Centers, besides facilitating health and educational services among others. Baran Network serves the tribal communities called Bheel and Sahariya. It is located in the state of Rajasthan, and the network was started with support from the DEF-ISOC partnership.
Feasibility of Baran Network: In order to understand how Baran can be connected to Guna on one side and Shivpuri on the other side, the network feasibility of Baran location has conducted. The feasibility report further looks how Bhanwargarh (main centre) can be connected to other 6 centres – Bakanpura; Khandela; Mahodra; Nahargarh; Paraniya and Sankalp Mamoni. The full feasibility report can be accessed here.
Shivpuri W4C Network: Shivpuri Network is located in Madhya Pradesh and this district is a tribal dominated district and is classified as being amongst one of the most backward districts of India. Shivpuri Network also serves and facilitates a part of W2E2 program, which was the Phase 4 of W4C Program. There are 10 women entrepreneurs who are leading the W4C Network in Shivpuri.
Feasibility of Shivpuri Network: The network feasibility of Shivpuri location understands how internet connectivity can be taken from Shivpuri block to other locations of Shivpuri to further connect the region. Therefore, we tested network feasibility of Padoda panchayat; Sesai Petrol pump; and Sharda Solvent factory. The full report can be accessed here.
Guna Wireless Network: Guna is an adjoining district to Shivpuri and is equally backward and tribal dominated. At Guna, DEF implemented a wireless network with other partners addressing specific social objectives. A 10 MBPS Internet backhaul link is present at Guna.
Feasibility of Guna Network: The report of Guna network looks into feasibility of taking connectivity from Airtel tower to Guna block and further connecting Guna block to other 5 blocks – Chippon; Bajrangarh; Haripur; Matapura; and Sakatpur and network feasibility from Chippon to Aron block. The full report can be accessed here.
Interconnecting of Networks (Guna-Baran-Shivpuri):
After understanding feasibility of all three networks, it was to understand how these networks can be interconnected. To connect Baran from Guna, the project took backhaul connectivity from Guna to Umri (hopping station) to Bamori to Kurka to Nahargarh (Baran). This way, the project created three new hopping stations. While connecting Guna to Shivpuri, the project connected Umri to Kuttiyawad to Dungasara to Badarwas to Lukwasa to Kolras. In result, 5 new hopping stations have been established to connect Guna to Shivpuri.
Integration of CIRC programme in all three locations:
CIRC programme has been integrated in all three locations including main centres and nodal centres. The project has established CIRC centres in Umri and Bamori, Kuttiyawad, Dungasara, Badarwas, Lukwasa and Kolras in Madhya Pradesh. In result, 7 more CIRC centres have been established to provide the following services:
- Digital Information Services
- Digital Services
- Citizen centric services
- Digital Literacy
- Outreach of internet connectivity