To build a testbed supporting advanced infrastructure and key technology enablers.
To support experimentation with new business models for Next Generation Access.
To allow third parties to experiment with new network infrastructure and service enablers.
To pilot digital content and new applications with users in remote and rural communities.
DART will allow network operators, application developers and content
providers to answer questions such as:
How can I watch high-quality iPlayer and on-line TV services using satellite
I have broadband at home and I need to use e-healthcare, who pays for the
How do I create digital audio-visual content and make it accessible to
I need to upload/download a large file from home, how can I do this quickly?
I have developed a new application, how do I test it with rural users?
DART allows application and content providers to experiment with innovative
network technologies. This will enable an operator to tailor and sell
services/products in a different manner than just delivering simple broadband
connections. The experience gained will stimulate deployment of next
generation networks and the applications that will use them.
The research described here is supported by the award made by the RCUK Digital Economy programme to the dot.rural Digital Economy Hub; award reference: EP/G066051/1.
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