Current solutions in the market are fixed or non-flexible in nature. They are also complicated solutions that require individuals to have advanced and rigourous training in network management and deployment. Internet in a Box, on the other hand, comes with a DIY manual so that users, with moderate knowledge in networking, can teach themselves how to operate the box to provide Internet connectivity to communities. Unlike several available solutions, the simple plug-and-play set up comes with a self-sufficient graphical guide. Once setup, minimal maintenance is required, and OTP-based AAA authentication via radial server will allow users to easily login to the system, without the need of complicated procedures. Yet, in case of assistance, customer service for deployment and troubleshooting is provided to rural network operators by DEF, telephonically or via site visits.
Internet in a Box is fitted, as expected, into a suitcase-box, which comes fixed with a trolley mechanism for easy mobility. Made of aluminum, the lightweight unit is divided into four sections to hold the tripod and hotspot printer (to print receipt of Internet vouchers); the charger controller; the batteries; and the router, antenna (5.8 GHz and 2.4 GHz) and other equipment. A solar panel on the top of the box unit is fitted for the purpose of charging the batteries.
Note: The 5.8GHz antenna provides connectivity in a radius of 360 degree in a range of 3-4 kilometre; while 2.4 GHz antenna provide connectivity in a radius of 240 degree in the range of 3-4 kilometres.