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*[[Software]] downloads (plus manuals: see other section)
*[[Software]] downloads (plus manuals: see other section)

Revision as of 16:44, 3 August 2015

This is the Rhizomatica Public wiki.



Our mission is to increase access to mobile telecommunications to the over 2 billion people without affordable coverage and the 700 million with none at all. read more here

Rhizomatica has 16 villages (map) up and running with our own flavour of community controlled mobile wireless network.The technical aspects of making this happen was not trivial and this wiki contains information from the general to specific technical details not appropriate for the faint of heart.

You may find the Lexicon to be of use to decode acronymns and jargon.

Troubleshooting Information for Admins

System Overview




RF Planning


  • Wireless Networking in the Developing World - good book intro on wireless networking[1]

Similar projects & other items of interest

  • Endaga - Rural small scale GSM company.[2]
  • RZ_GSM - A german academic GSM project [3]
  • Open BTS - Open source BTS software we used in our first experiments [4]
Mesh Networking
  • Libre Mesh - mesh firmware based on OpenWRT[5]
  • Guifi.net - a massively huge spanish mesh network [6]
  • Serval Mesh - Android phone mesh networks [7]


Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.