Agora: Open Market Architecture for Collaborative Mobile Internet

"Agora" in Greek means a place of gathering.



Agora is an open market architecture for collaborative mobile Internet. In Agora people can be traders and/or customers - traders sell and customers buy wireless Internet bandwidth. Motivation for Agora stems from an important fact that location of mobile users tend to be increasingly clustered to form "people hot-spots" such as, for example, in shops, stations, buses and trains. The main aim in Agora is to wirelessly exploit the unused capacity (e.g. bandwidth, service etc.) of such user clusters.

The Agora Architecture combines several benefits:

Fig. - The Agora Architecture for Collaborative Mobile Internet


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