Friday, 16 September 2011

IEEE GLOBECOM 2011 accepts paper on "Next Generation Communication Technologies: Wireless Mesh Network for Rural Connectivity"

Abstract— The opportunities and challenges of traditional communication technologies in the area of rural communication calls for a change in perspective and usual trends of wire line and wireless connectivity. In the quest to improve rural communication with the urban market, use of smart hand held devices and easy-to-deploy wireless connectivity is catalytic according to our findings. To eradicate digital divide, we have presented a holistic approach to overcome the challenges of language barrier and information asymmetry. This paper provides an insight of $100 tablets, an interactive hand-held communication device, which allows low-literate farmers to share their information onto the network. These smart communication devices stay connected to the global network through the easy deployment of wireless mesh network (WMN) in a rural area. QoS constraints are imposed in the WMN setup and significant observation has been made regarding spectrum resource utilization at every hop by achieving certain level of cognition at the user end.

The Authors wrote this paper based on the Amadeyr Cloud pilot. The Authors are:

Adnan Quadri Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) North South University Dhaka, Bangladesh adnan.quadri@amadeyr.org
Kazi Mehedi Hasan Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) North South University Dhaka, Bangladesh mehedi.hasan@amadeyr.org
Montasir Farhan
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
North South University
Dhaka, Bangladesh
montasir@ieee.org
Elizabeth Anne Ali
Amadeyr Cloud Limited (ACL)
Chairperson
Dhaka, Bangladesh
liz.ali@amadeyr.org
Ashir Ahmed
Department of Advanced Information Technology
Kyushu University
Fukuoka, Japan
ashir@soc.ait.kyushu-u.ac.jp


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