ue 16(8): e4

Research Article

Modernizing African Townships using TV White Space Networks: A Case study of Mankweng Township in South Africa

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.18-5-2016.151252,
        author={Tlou M. Ramoroka and Moshe T. Masonta and Adrian Kliks},
        title={Modernizing African Townships using TV White Space Networks: A Case study of Mankweng Township in South Africa},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Internet},
        volume={3},
        number={8},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={UE},
        year={2016},
        month={5},
        keywords={e-Learning, e-Surveillance, e-community, broadband internet access, developing countries, Mankweng Township, TV white spaces.},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-5-2016.151252}
    }
    
  • Tlou M. Ramoroka
    Moshe T. Masonta
    Adrian Kliks
    Year: 2016
    Modernizing African Townships using TV White Space Networks: A Case study of Mankweng Township in South Africa
    UE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-5-2016.151252
Tlou M. Ramoroka1,*, Moshe T. Masonta2, Adrian Kliks3
  • 1: TV White Spaces Centre, University of Limpopo, Polokwane, South Africa
  • 2: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Meraka Institute, Pretoria, South Africa
  • 3: Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland
*Contact email: millicent.ramoroka@ul.ac.za

Abstract

The role of cheap and easy access to various telecommunication facilities is crucial for further community development. Such an observation is of particular importance for the developing countries all over the world since reliable and open access to communication systems can fasten the reduction of the development gap. In this work we analyse the benefits that can be obtained by application of TV White Space network, i.e. the network that operates in vacated TV band in a cognitive manner. The whole analysis is conducted based on specific use-case, i.e. the test network deployed in the Mankweng Township.