Converged Infrastructure for Emerging Regions - A Research Agenda [chapter]

Nicolas Chevrollier, Juha Zidbeck, Ntsibane Ntlatlapa, Burak Simsek, Achim Marikar
2010 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering  
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
more » ... ironment. 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.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-12701-4_13 fatcat:gyrgzbeo7vag3ib5xpm62nze7i