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Investigating Deployment Strategies for Multi-Radio Multi-Channel Residential Wireless Mesh Networks

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Executive Summary

Multi-radio multi-channel Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) are being increasingly deployed for broadband provision in enterprise, community, metropolitan and rural areas, due to their lower cost and faster deployment compared to the traditional wired broadband networks. In comparison with the former single-radio WMNs, multi-radio multi-channel WMNs can provide higher capacity and more fine-grained interference management. In this paper, the authors compare the performance of Wireless Mesh Networks with four different backhaul configurations (with different number of radios, different antenna types and different number of parallel backhauls, etc.) for the deployments in the residential areas.

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