A discussion on the technical alternatives to internet shutdowns

Understanding how to leverage alternative communication networks

An Open Mobile Radio Network

Submitted by Ashhar Farhan (@afarhan) on Jan 8, 2020

Status: Confirmed & Scheduled


What can be an alternative to Infrastructure based communication Systems like WLAN, GSM and others? This Demo/Presentation discusses one such experiment


There are several challenges to building a network that can defeat interception, jamming and reliability. We can take lessons from how the Tactical Radio Networks of MANET are organized and build them cheaply using off the shelf modules and components that are easily available everywhere.


A whiteboard, Projector that can take standard HDMI.

Speaker bio

Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE, is an active homebrewer, hacker, geek and a culture grokker. He loves to design analog radios and speaks C. He is a cofounder of Lamakaan, the Open Space of Hyderabad


  • Ashhar Farhan (@afarhan) Proposer 6 months ago

    I don’t have a video yet

  • srinivas kodali (@iotakodali) 6 months ago

    Farhan, can you please upload reference material available online for people to read-up before they attend the talk. Since it is fairly advanced talk for people who may not be aware of networks, it will be a great prep material before the talk.

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