Mobility Investigate

Prototyping of Time-Division Unbalanced Carrier Sense Multiple Access and First Experiments

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Executive Summary

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.

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