Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications. Third International Conference, SmartGIFT 2018, Auckland, New Zealand, April 23-24, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

Connecting Makaraka - A Case Study to Provide Connectivity in the Rural Area of New Zealand

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-94965-9_15,
        author={Syeda Zaidi and Ali Adheem and Syed Hasan and Xiang Gui},
        title={Connecting Makaraka - A Case Study to Provide Connectivity in the Rural Area of New Zealand},
        proceedings={Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications. Third International Conference, SmartGIFT 2018, Auckland, New Zealand, April 23-24, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={SMARTGIFT},
        year={2018},
        month={7},
        keywords={Broadband communication Internet Data connectivity},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-94965-9_15}
    }
    
  • Syeda Zaidi
    Ali Adheem
    Syed Hasan
    Xiang Gui
    Year: 2018
    Connecting Makaraka - A Case Study to Provide Connectivity in the Rural Area of New Zealand
    SMARTGIFT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-94965-9_15
Syeda Zaidi1,*, Ali Adheem1,*, Syed Hasan1,*, Xiang Gui1,*
  • 1: Massey University
*Contact email: k.zaidi@massey.ac.nz, a.aldheem@massey.ac.nz, f.hasan@massey.ac.nz, x.gui@massey.ac.nz

Abstract

Broadband availability is an important asset for deriving change in the societal and economic development of a country. New Zealand’s rural areas have limited broadband connectivity and there are some beautiful tourist destinations which do not have broadband availability on site. In this paper, we aim to provide a broadband connectivity model for basic and high speed data services for the area of Makaraka in the Gisborne region of New Zealand. The model proposes the placement of the access points, their channel selection scheme, transmit power requirements and appropriate installation height in detail for different frequency bands and data rate requirements. It is evident from the simulated results that outdoor area of Makaraka is able to get broadband connectivity which will help NZ to drive towards the theme of highly-connected society.