FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
OmniMesh Principles of Operation
What does the Nanoscale Data Center for Edge Computing do?
The OmniMesh Nanoscale Data Center is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model that does what data centers, 5G networks, and cell towers do; but it decentralizes these services out to the extreme edge of the network, right among end users’ devices.
How does OmniMesh build the VDEC?
OmniMesh customers deploy or extend their networks over an edge cloud of decentralized, autonomous OmniMesh powered nodes. OmniMesh-powered nodes are plug-and-play, like a smart TV or commodity wifi router. So end-users can access 5G services, even if they don’t have a direct link to a 5G tower.
How does OmniMesh integrate with existing networks and future (planned) network standards?
OmniMesh complies with Amazon Web Services’ S3 standard, 3GPP, and open-source best practices for shared computing, storage, and spectrum allocation. It records transactions to any blockchain ledger of the customer’s choosing.
How does OmniMesh reduce internet congestion?
OmniMesh keeps backhaul-intensive traffic such as video consumption, video game data, and tower-edge spectrum allocation local instead of routing it up and down from the central cloud.
How does OmniMesh reduce buildout costs?
With less burden on backhaul, operators need less fiber, fewer backhoe rolls, and less tower infrastructure. The VDEC is less expensive to deploy and gives greater return on investment.
How does the OmniMesh VDEC reduce network operating costs?
By reducing providers’ reliance on core network upgrades and centralized data center services to meet increasing consumer demands.
How is the OmniMesh VDEC different from AWS or other cloud data center services?
The OmniMesh solution integrates with AWS, but can also operate separately from AWS while providing lower cost and latency capabilities.
How secure is the OmniMesh VDEC?
OmniMesh’s agile spectrum technology is the same used by the U.S. military for warfighters’ communications, and our blockchain solution creates a non-repudiable record of every transaction on the entire network.
What applications can the OmniMesh VDEC support?
All of them, even applications that don’t exist yet. Low-latency use cases (machine-to-machine communication, consumer video consumption, video gaming, psychoanalytic advertising, etc.) are particularly well suited.
How much data can be stored in the OmniMesh VDEC?
How fast is an OmniMesh network?
As fast as it needs to be. VDEC nodes orchestrate all nearby network resources, deliver data from the nearest possible node, and establish as many open channels and routing paths as needed to meet any application’s service level agreement requirements.
What is the wireless range of an OmniMesh node?
Most OmniMesh nodes’ range is equivalent to a regular household wifi router; with different antennas or outdoor installations, OmniMesh-powered nodes can provide VDEC services at ranges of 10 kilometers or more.
How does OmniMesh guarantee low latency?
VDEC nodes autonomously deploy multiple strategies for latencies down to the 0ms-5ms range: retrieving data simultaneously from multiple locations; retrieving data from the closest nearby nodes; and using agile spectrum technology to maximize efficiency.
Is OmniMesh a hardware company?
No. We are a software company with an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution. Our software runs on low-cost commodity hardware to make our customers’ networks more powerful, cost-effective, and profitable. In spectrum bands where sublicensing is legal, OmniMesh VDEC nodes make it possible for spectrum owners to resell lease their spectrum at a profit.
How does the OmniMesh VDEC scale?
As demand for IaaS grows, the supply grows by distributing more low-cost nodes to end users’ premises. VDEC customers can also scale by adding and monetizing additional use cases on existing nodes.
How can OmniMesh extend and enhance networks?
OmniMesh nodes can deploy at the extreme edge of any network, past the tower edge, and provide 5G and future-G connectivity and low latency to any user on the network, whether or not they have a direct connection to a tower.
How are OmniMesh nodes distributed?
OmniMesh is a business-to-business platform. Our customers deploy OmniMesh nodes as standalone commodity hardware (like a router) or piggybacked as a dongle or chip bundled with their existing hardware (like set-top-boxes or antennas).
What about regulation of spectrum?
OmniMesh’s nodes can use any unlicensed or licensed spectrum, and they process and enforce current spectrum allocation policies locally at the node level.