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

Hadzic, Senka and Phokeer, Amreesh and Johnson, David (2016) TownshipNet: A Localized Hybrid TVWS-WiFi and Cloud Services Network, Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS), 20-22 October 2016, 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.

Item Type: Conference paper
Subjects: Computer systems organization
Computer systems organization > Architectures > Distributed architectures
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2017
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:32

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