A hybrid approach for rural broadband access networks

Colin McGuire, Faisal Darbari, Stephan Weiss, Ian Glover, Robert Stewart

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Abstract

Recent regulatory developments by the US’s Federal Communications Commission and the UK’s Office of Communications (Ofcom) have opened up new opportunities for wireless systems to utilize unoccupied TV ‘White Space’ (TVWS) channels now available after analog switchover for secondary use as shown in Fig. 1a. TV-band spectrum has favourable radio propagation characteristics that allow signals to travel relatively long distances over hilly terrain or in built-up urban areas. This, coupled with the fact that the regulations currently being drawn up by the FCC and Ofcom are widely expected to allow licence-exempt access to TVWS spectrum, make TVWS attractive for applications such as: i) rural broadband; ii) high-definition CCTV transmissions in towns and cities; iii) data offloading for already-congested cellular networks; iv) machine-to-machine (M2M) communications; etc.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2012
EventURSI UK Festival of Radio Science - Durham, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Apr 201219 Apr 2012

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WorkshopURSI UK Festival of Radio Science
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDurham
Period19/04/1219/04/12

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Atmospheric spectra
Closed circuit television systems
Radio transmission
Machine-to-machine communication

Keywords

  • hybrid approach
  • rural broadband
  • access networks

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McGuire, C., Darbari, F., Weiss, S., Glover, I., & Stewart, R. (2012). A hybrid approach for rural broadband access networks. Paper presented at URSI UK Festival of Radio Science, Durham, United Kingdom.
McGuire, Colin ; Darbari, Faisal ; Weiss, Stephan ; Glover, Ian ; Stewart, Robert. / A hybrid approach for rural broadband access networks. Paper presented at URSI UK Festival of Radio Science, Durham, United Kingdom.1 p.
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A hybrid approach for rural broadband access networks. / McGuire, Colin; Darbari, Faisal; Weiss, Stephan; Glover, Ian; Stewart, Robert.

2012. Paper presented at URSI UK Festival of Radio Science, Durham, United Kingdom.

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McGuire C, Darbari F, Weiss S, Glover I, Stewart R. A hybrid approach for rural broadband access networks. 2012. Paper presented at URSI UK Festival of Radio Science, Durham, United Kingdom.