Innovation and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas. First International Conference, InterSol 2017 and Sixth Collogue National sur la Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications, CNRIA 2017, Dakar, Senegal, April 11–12, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

An Opportunistic Connectivity Network for Rural Areas in Senegal

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-72965-7_12,
        author={A. Gueye and C. Mahmoudi and O. Elmimouni and M. Gueye and S. Ndiaye},
        title={An Opportunistic Connectivity Network for Rural Areas in Senegal},
        proceedings={Innovation and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas. First International Conference, InterSol 2017 and Sixth Collogue National sur la Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications, CNRIA 2017, Dakar, Senegal, April 11--12, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={INTERSOL \& CNRIA},
        year={2018},
        month={2},
        keywords={Rural network deployment DTN NDN SMS Long Distance Wifi},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-72965-7_12}
    }
    
  • A. Gueye
    C. Mahmoudi
    O. Elmimouni
    M. Gueye
    S. Ndiaye
    Year: 2018
    An Opportunistic Connectivity Network for Rural Areas in Senegal
    INTERSOL & CNRIA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-72965-7_12
A. Gueye,*, C. Mahmoudi1, O. Elmimouni2, M. Gueye3, S. Ndiaye3
  • 1: University Paris-Est Créteil
  • 2: Mohammadia School of Engineering
  • 3: Universite Alioune Diop de Bambey
*Contact email: dahirou.gueye@uadb.edu.sn

Abstract

In this paper, we present an approach to building a network for rural areas in Senegal. Our proposed solution is based on a simple principle: . Our network is built using point-to-point Long Distance Wifi links which are used wherever available. If a LD-Wifi link is not available, we use SMS service as a support for data communication. In areas with no coverage, we use DTN (Delay Tolerant Networking) solutions. For the seamless integration of all these technologies, we implement our lightweight platform on NDN (Named Data Networking), a new architecture proposed for the future Internet. A low cost implementation of the solution has been deployed in a test environment using Raspberry Pis and GSM dongles.