Being Opportunistic or Being Concurrent

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Executive Summary

Wireless mesh networks provide an alternative way to deploy broadband network infrastructures to local communities at low cost. However, the deployment of wireless mesh networks has a major challenge, which is throughput scalability. Due to the highly unpredictable and lossy wireless channels, the throughput achieved by traditional deterministic routing protocols in wireless mesh networks can be quite poor. This problem is particularly serious in urban areas, where exist many sources of interference from various wireless applications.

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