RESCON develops technologies for fast, reliable and affordable connectivity between an access technology (like 3G/4G, WiFi, WiMAX, Ethernet,..) and an existing backbone.
Terrestrial wireless networks are optimised to provide a reliable "Carrier-Grade Wireless Backhaul" (WiBACK). This WiBACK supports voice and data traffic in rural areas, for desaster recovery, and in emerging economies. Additional satellite connectivity is integrated to provide broadband anywhere anytime.
Real-world deployments support low and high bitrates. Key features include energy-efficiency, scalability and reliability.
To achieve these goals, RESCON develops, optimises and standardises protocols for communication networks, taking available resources into consideration.
Reliable broadband connectivity also in rural areas is required for future services, including e-health, e-government, e-learning and, more generally, e-inclusion.
Today, the Fourth International Conference on ICT in developing countries AFRICOMM 2012th. The conference provides an open forum where scientists and representatives from industry and government can share ideas and discuss new challenges. From 12 th to the 14th of November researchers present in Yaoundé, Cameroon information and communications technologies that can help less developed regions to be connected to the Internet. Prof Dr Karl Jonas, Head of the Competence Center RESCON at FOKUS, is the General Chair of the Conference.
A new web based competence platform for providers and developers of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) solutions has been launched by Fraunhofer FOKUS and its project-partners from optimAAL. Their aim is to establish the platform to be first-to-click when it comes to information and expertise concerning Ambient Assisted Living AAL). The project will be introduced during the AAL congress 2012, taking place January 24th–25th in Berlin.