Glossary Term:
Mesh Networking

An ad-hoc network infrastructure where the nodes communicate directly with each other without the need to pass through a central structure such as an ISP. The only way to shut down a mesh network is to eliminate every node, and one of the most dramatic demonstrations of the technology was during the Hong Kong protests of October 2014 during which the direct communcation between protestors' devices confounded the government's ability to block communcation. The adaptivity of mesh networks makes them ideal for IoT applications.

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