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

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


Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Computer and Information Science, Industrial Management, Data Communication and Networks
  • Publisher's keywords: Cognitive Radio, TV White Spaces, Rural areas, Remote zone connectivity, Emergency services
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF


    Dramane Ouattara, Mohamed Aymen Chalouf, Francine Krief, Omessaad Hamdi



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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.

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