INethi Community Network: A First Look at Local and Internet Traffic Usage

Phokeer, Amreesh and Hadzic, Senka and Nitschke, Eric and Van Zyl, Andre and Johnson, David and Densmore, Melissa (2020) INethi Community Network: A First Look at Local and Internet Traffic Usage, Proceedings of ACM Computing and Sustainable Society, Ecuador, COMPASS '20, Association for Computing Machinery.

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This poster presents iNethi, a community wireless network deployed in a peri-urban township of Cape Town, South Africa. Initial usage clearly indicates a demand for Internet-based external services and, to a lesser extent, local services. We focus on the initial months of our deployment, and interaction with locally installed INethi services, as well as the impact of access to the Internet. We present data from our traffic logs, captured during a period of six months. We observed that a large proportion of data is being consumed by software or antivirus updates. The data collected and trends observed will allow iNethi operators to make necessary adjustment to the networks.

Item Type: Conference poster
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet usage, local content, Community network
Subjects: Human-centered computing > Human computer interaction (HCI)
Social and professional topics > Computing / technology policy > Network access control > Universal access
Networks > Network performance evaluation > Network measurement
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Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2021 09:53
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 09:53

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