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Journal of Computer Networks. 2013, 1(3), 38-45
DOI: 10.12691/jcn-1-3-1
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Broadband Wireless Access Deployment Approach to Rural Communities

Ibikunle Frank1, , Jakpa Orunta1 and Ike Dike1

1Electrical and Information Engineering Department, Covenant University, Nigeria

Pub. Date: August 16, 2013

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Ibikunle Frank, Jakpa Orunta and Ike Dike. Broadband Wireless Access Deployment Approach to Rural Communities. Journal of Computer Networks. 2013; 1(3):38-45. doi: 10.12691/jcn-1-3-1


Broadband wireless access networks are enterprise level networks that provide more capacity as well as coverage. In rural inaccessible areas, wired networks are not at all cost effective. Wireless networking offers an alternative solution for such problem of information access in rural areas. They have definitely changed the way people communicate and share information among themselves by overcoming problems nowadays associated with distance and location. This paper describes the frame work for deploying Wi-Fi and WiMAX technologies in Jeddo, a rural community in Warri, Nigeria. Wi-Fi / WiMAX technologies have not only the potential to compete on a cost-per-megabyte basis with cable and Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), but also make ubiquitous broadband access a reality. If engineering and economics are correctly applied, a Wi-Fi network can be built around an entire rural community with a WiMAX backhaul, instead of providing limited coverage for hotspots. This paper further outline the technical aspects of WiFi and WiMAX, discuss the network planning issues to implement these technologies, survey their network infrastructure and different components as well as explore how they are leveraged by service providers to offer wireless broadband internet connectivity and services.

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