I think something that would make mesh networks much easier is auto-oriented directional antennas for mobile devices. If someone could cram a directional antenna with 10x gain on a mobile device, that would be a game changer for power consumption and range which could allow mobile devices to directly forward data from other phones without being crushed by battery depletion.
Locha is also very focused on providing this utility for people living in countries with unstable governments who tend to shut down the Internet intentionally or via an inability to maintain their electrical grids.
Imagine if these roving bands of late night "protesters", guided by agent provocateurs, were to begin to take aim at our telecom mobile network towers and masts (like they did recently to the 5G equipment in France and elsewhere). If I'm at home, sure -- not a big deal, I also have utility broadband. But if I'm out and there is sporadic (or worse) coverage of mobile data connectivity, I'm flying blind. Sending a text message might not be possible, as well. And I know they don't have much replacement equipment ready to go for all that many outages simultaneously.
A device I picture being necessary only "over there" where the totalitarian despots rule suddenly may also be something I might really regret not having here, for myself.
yep they do work,people can share internet that way mostly used in rural areas i think and they about maybe 100 dollars per dish or so but u need at least 2 from what i rmbr reading while ago so maybe cheaper now