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Right now, the network is in full operation and the first applications are successfully being deployed. Due to the rather small group of technically skilled people the main focus of Wireless Leiden has been to set up nodes and provide coverage in the historical center of Leiden. In addition we have concentrated on knowledgeable individuals and professional organizations as first users, because they require less IT-assistance from the volunteers. As this is accomplished, the next step is extending the network to the suburbs and connecting the actual private users to the network.

Doing research in this environment is very attractive: the big advantage is that a testbed (i.e. an actual running network) is already deployed, so actual field testing of new technologies is relatively easy.

Rudi van Drunen 2003-04-08