Date Added: Nov 2012
Wi-Fi is a great technology to extend access to the backbone networks of Internet Service Providers (ISP). Today, access is provided by small-scale Wi-Fi single-hop access networks and resource over-provisioning is widely used to satisfy user requirements. However, there is a market opportunity for deploying large-scale Wi-Fi multi-hop access networks in environment such as small cities, campus, sport centers and malls. In these network scenarios resource over-provisioning would not be cost-effective hence a solution for bandwidth and traffic management is required to let ISP implement the Quality-of-Service (QoS) models from the access and not only in the backbone network.