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ANU-MIMO: Democratising the Internet

Imagine an embedded wireless device that could cooperate with an arbitrary number of similar devices to form a massive city-wide WiFi access point.

Such a network would be a large-scale, geographically distributed, decentralised and scalable Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) system.

The network uses the same block of radiofrequency spectrum to serve a huge and scalable number of clients by aggregating each device's back-haul connectivity to improve throughput and radiofrequency power to enhance range.

The ANU-MIMO network democratises the Internet by allowing users to share long-range broadband. Depending on the carrier frequency, bandwidth and the number of embedded devices, many or all of these could be receiving broadband at over 100 kms from a major town centre.

"Connecting everyone to the Internet would add $6.7 trillion to global economy"

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Publications resource
What is Scalable, Distributed and Decentralised -MIMO? whitepaper
SDD-MIMO: Ubiquitous Embedded MIMO for community broadband Embedded MIMO
The Physical and Engineering Requirements of SDD, Large-Scale MIMO SDD-MIMO MIMO
ANU-MIMO: A Community Wireless Network Infrastructure for Remote Populations Indonesian case studies
Presentation at ICCED 2018 ICCED keynote
Workshop at ICIC 2018 workshop
Presentation at the 2016 5G World summit Scalable, Decentralised & Distributed Massive MIMO for IoT and 5G Rural Connectivity
Learn how large-scale MIMO works through a cocktail party analogy BushLAN Fibreless!


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Wireless engineer and senior lecturer

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