E-Infrastructures and E-Services on Developing Countries. First International ICST Conference, AFRICOM 2009, Maputo, Mozambique, December 3-4, 2009. Proceedings

Research Article

Converged Infrastructure for Emerging Regions - A Research Agenda

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-12701-4_13,
        author={Nicolas Chevrollier and Juha Zidbeck and Ntsibane Ntlatlapa and Burak Simsek and Achim Marikar},
        title={Converged Infrastructure for Emerging Regions - A Research Agenda},
        proceedings={E-Infrastructures and E-Services on Developing Countries. First International ICST Conference, AFRICOM 2009, Maputo, Mozambique, December 3-4, 2009. Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={AMC beamforming antennas cross-layer network monitoring cognitive self-configuration and self-management converged infrastructure},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-12701-4_13}
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  • Nicolas Chevrollier
    Juha Zidbeck
    Ntsibane Ntlatlapa
    Burak Simsek
    Achim Marikar
    Year: 2012
    Converged Infrastructure for Emerging Regions - A Research Agenda
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-12701-4_13
Nicolas Chevrollier,*, Juha Zidbeck,*, Ntsibane Ntlatlapa,*, Burak Simsek,*, Achim Marikar,*
    *Contact email: nicolas.chevrollier@tno.nl, juha.zidbeck@vtt.fi, nntlatlapa@csir.co.za, burak.simsek@fokus.fraunhofer.de, achim.marikar@fokus.fraunhofer.de

    Abstract

    In remote parts of Africa, the lack of energy supply, of wired infrastructure, of trained personnel and the limitation in OPEX and CAPEX impose stringent requirements on the network building blocks that support the communication infrastructure. Consequently, in this promising but untapped market, the research aims at designing and implementing energy-efficient, robust, reliable and affordable wide heterogeneous wireless mesh networks to connect geographically very large areas in a challenged environment. This paper proposes a solution that is aimed at enhancing the usability of Internet services in the harsh target environment and especially how the end-users experience the reliability of these services.