EC publishes study on Next Generation Internet 2025 2018/10/05

Bob Goudriaan successor of Marc Gauw 2017/10/12

NLnet Labs' Jaap Akkerhuis inducted in Internet Hall of Fame 2017/09/19

NLnet and Gartner to write vision for EC's Next Generation Internet initiative 2017/04/12

Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs donates 0.5 million to "Internet Hardening Fund" 2016/12/16

Vietsch Foundation and NLnet cooperate in internet R&D for research and education 2016/09/28



[Long distance wifi IPv6 internet infrastructure -- concluded on 2007/01]

Wisper is a concept (an idea) in the field of long distance wifi network infrastructures with a practical and concrete internet service provision goal. Wisper is the buzz word in order to stimulate concrete project proposals and cooperative initiatives focussed on creating a new mesh-type: solely based on wifi and IPv6 internet connections.

The access nodes in Wisper are projected to be low cost (US$ 100) wifi boxes some Public Domain (fully self-configuring) networking software (probably on Linux and/or BSD OS's). Access and usage to the Wisper network should be free of charge. The plan is to create clouds of Wisper nodes. And then clouds of Wisper-clouds, expanding all over the globe.

The Wisper idea is inspired by the in November 2005 initiative of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project. Wisper could boost the OLPC target to provide internet access in development countries (and even in your neigbourhood).

MIT research develops Roofnet a wireless infrastructure for the town of Cambridge, MA USA. The number of nodes (currently 37) is much smaller than the target for Wisper. Other initialives, like Wireless Leiden attempt to on provide wireless internet access of large regions of towns. In these cases, the routers are connected by cable; these networks are not purely wireless.


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Deadline Feb 1st, 2018.


Project Wisper

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Last update: 2006/10/05