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IBM - US7873019 - Systems and methods for establishing gateway bandwidth sharing ad-hoc networks
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07
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Abstract:

Systems and methods for establishing gateway bandwidth sharing ad hoc networks. In a first aspect, a method includes establishing a relationship with a gateway that retrieves data from a remote location and divides the data into at least a first portion and a second portion. The method further includes establishing an ad hoc network comprising at least one local lender, receiving the first portion from the gateway via the at least one local lender, receiving the second portion from the gateway, and joining the first portion and the second portion to re-create the data.

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A method, comprising:
establishing a relationship with a gateway that retrieves data from a remote location and divides the data into at least a first portion and a second portion;
establishing an ad hoc network comprising at least one local lender;
receiving the first portion from the gateway via the at least one local lender;
receiving the second portion from the gateway; and
joining the first portion and the second portion to re-create the data.