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TownshipNet: A Localized Hybrid TVWS-WiFi and Cloud Services Network

Hadzic , Senka, Amreesh Phokeer and David Johnson (2016) TownshipNet: A Localized Hybrid TVWS-WiFi and Cloud Services Network. In Proceedings 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS), Trivandrum, Kerala, India .

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This paper describes a network architecture to provide low cost last mile access and cloud services for local content sharing in a poorly resourced township environment. We describe how ICT solutions are developed in close partnership with the local community who will benefit from the interventions. We analyze the data usage patterns of mobile users in the township to provide us with a real understanding of the needs of the community. This data usage analysis is used to inform the design of the network and of the localized cloudlet services. The network consists of hybrid TV White Space and WiFi backhaul and WiFi public access points.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Subjects:C Computer Systems Organization: C.5 COMPUTER SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION
C Computer Systems Organization: C.2 COMPUTER-COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
ID Code:1156
Deposited By:Lamola, M.M
Deposited On:17 Febuary 2017