Fostering Rural Connectivity

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Advances in wireless communications have propelled the upliftment of socio-economic standard of living around the globe. However, broadband coverage in rural areas of the developing countries is still significantly low. In this talk, we will take a look at some of the different technologies being proposed to connect the rural populace and discuss the research work being carried out at IIT Ropar in this direction.

Satyam Agarwal, IIT Ropar

Dr. Satyam Agarwal received his Ph.D in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi. He is currently an assistant professor in the department of electrical engineering at IIT Ropar. Prior to this, he was assistant professor at IIT Guwahati. His research interests include cross layer protocol design in wireless networks with an emphasis in rural broadband access and UAV systems.