inis 15(3): e4

Research Article

Wireless Broadband Opportunities through TVWS for Networking in Rural areas of Africa

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/inis.2.3.e4,
        author={Dramane  Ouattara and Mohamed Aymen  Chalouf and Francine  Krief and Omessaad  Hamdi},
        title={Wireless Broadband Opportunities through TVWS for Networking in Rural areas of Africa},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems},
        volume={2},
        number={3},
        publisher={ICST},
        journal_a={INIS},
        year={2015},
        month={5},
        keywords={Cognitive Radio, TV White Spaces, Rural areas, Remote zone connectivity, Emergency services},
        doi={10.4108/inis.2.3.e4}
    }
    
  • Dramane Ouattara
    Mohamed Aymen Chalouf
    Francine Krief
    Omessaad Hamdi
    Year: 2015
    Wireless Broadband Opportunities through TVWS for Networking in Rural areas of Africa
    INIS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/inis.2.3.e4
Dramane Ouattara1,*, Mohamed Aymen Chalouf2, Francine Krief1,3, Omessaad Hamdi1
  • 1: Univ. Bordeaux, LaBRI, Talence, France
  • 2: Univ. Rennes 1, IRISA, Lannion, France
  • 3: IPB, Bordeaux, France
*Contact email: dramane.ouattara@labri.fr

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a new approach based on Cognitive Radio technology to address the challenges for ensuring connectivity in remote areas of Africa. Indeed, the current network coverage is concentrated around the cities with high density of population. Through the deployment of Cognitive Radio, emergency services in rural areas will benefit from low cost access networks. Cognitive Radio will be used to manage the selection/switching across different frequency UHF/VHF bands or TV White Spaces (TVWS), while avoiding interference.