THNICF Donated Wireless Routers to Nepal to be used for Emergency Communication
On April 28, 2015 we received 44 wireless routers donated by THNICF. The intERLab team and Nepalese student volunteers in AIT started preparing the routers for emergency deployment, providing local Social Networking, Educational Video and VoIP services. On April 30, 2015 we finished all preparation and packed routers into four (4) boxes.
On May 1, 2015, the four (4) boxes containing 44 routers were delivered the Nepal Research and Education Network (NREN) with help of Mr. Apichart Chantanis from Ramathibodi Hospital.
On 4 May 2015, the NREN team visited a community valley outside Kathmandu nearly 40 kms away. There were a lots of patients being brought from a number of nearby districts (Kavre, Sindhupalchowk and Ramechaap). The NREN team deployed one set of the equipments. (i.e. 10 Mobile routers + 1 WLAN router/sip server). The mobile routers were deployed at major locations which include patient camps within the hospital, emergency service, operation center and medicine area.
- On May 5, 2015, the second set of routers was deployed in the Kirtipur Community Hospital, near Kathmandu. In this site, the NREN team were able to provide Internet via our Gateway Router which ultimately enabled care seeker and givers to access latest information through the Internet.
The third set of mobile routers was deployed at the Army Hospital located in Chaunni. Patients were treated outside in camps. The routers were also placed outside near the tents
- On May 9, 2015, the last (fourth) set of mobile routers was deployed in Gaurisankar General Hospital, Dolakha located in north east of Kathmandu, about 140 KM away.