12:15PM, Thursday, April 19th 2007.
Gates 104

Meraki: Bringing $1/month access to the next Billion Internet users

Sanjit Biswas
Meraki Networks / MIT

Slides: [pdf]

About the talk:
This talk explains how networks of inexpensive radios can be used to extend existing access infrastructure to the next billion Internet users, at costs that are an order of magnitude lower than current methods. We'll try to paint a complete picture, from routing protocols to deployment logistics, of how this system can scale to deliver free or affordable access around the world. In less than 9 months, this system has spread to over 35 countries, so time permitting, we'll take a closer look at some of the more interesting networks in operation.


About the speaker:
Sanjit Biswas is the CEO and co-founder of Meraki Networks, and is currently on leave from the Ph.D. program at MIT. While at MIT, he helped lead the Roofnet project, which won several best paper awards at ACM SIGCOMM and MOBICOM. Sanjit holds a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford, and an S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.