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Connecting Mobile Phones via Carrier-Grade Meshed Wireless Back-Haul Networks

  • Meshed wireless back-haul networks are seen as an affordable technology to bring Internet connectivity into rural and previously unconnected regions. To date, the main focus is to provide access to classical services such as theWWWor email. Access to such services requires the users to use a personal computer or a recent smart phone. Especially in developing regions, the prevailing end user device is a mobile phone. In order to connect mobile phones to an IP-based back-haul network, the network access points must provide a mobile phone air interface which is usually based on GSM or UMTS. In order to avoid dependence on a costly 3GPP infrastructure, we propose to deploy GSM or 3GPP nano cells in order to terminate the mobile phone protocols immediately at the mesh access points. Hence, the voice or data traffic can be carried over IP-based networks using open protocols such as SIP and RTP.

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Document Type:Conference Object
Author:Mathias Kretschmer, Peter Hasse, Christian Niephaus, Thorsten Horstmann, Karl Jonas
Parent Title (English):Popescu-Zeletin, Rai et al. (Eds.): E-infrastructures and E-services for developing countries. Second International ICST Conference, AFRICOM 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, November 25-26, 2010, Revised Selected Papers
First Page:1
Last Page:10
Publication year:2011
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Entry in this database:2015/11/11