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N4C en

Networking for Communications Challenged Communities: Architecture, Test Beds and Innovative Alliances

Starting in May 2008, N4C is a 36 month research project in the Seventh Framework Programme (www.cordis.lu/fp7). In cooperation between users in Swedish Lapland and Kocevje region in Slovenian mountain and partners in eight countries, the project will design and experiment with an architecture, infrastructure and applications in field trials and build two test beds.


N4C aims at develop and test a broadband network with use of Delay and Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) and evolve a test bed for applications in challenged areas in:

  • Swedish Lapland
  • Kocevje region in Slovenian mountain


Carry out application tests on:

  • Animal tracking (reindeers)
  • Hikers PDA
  • Meteorological data

Partners are:

Luleå University of Technology (LTU) Coordinator

Albentia Systems, S.A., (ALBENTIA), Spain

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain

Intel Corporation, Ireland

The Provost Fellows and Scholars of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elisabeth Near Dublin, (Trinity College Dublin, TCD), Ireland

Norut IT, Norway

ITTI Ltd. Poznan, Poland

Instituto Pedro Nunes, (IPN), Portugal

MEIS storitve za okolje d.o.o. (MEIS), Slovenia

Tannak AB, Jokkmokk, Sweden

Power Lake AB, (PLAB), Sweden

Folly Consulting Ltd., UK


Power Lake AB is responsible for developing the business plan for N4C Test Bed and work package leader for Dissemination.


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