Enabling rural broadband via TV "white space"

Colin Mcguire, Malcolm Ronald Brew, Faisal Darbari, Stephan Weiss, Robert Stewart

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Abstract

The use of multiple frequency bands within a wireless network allows the advantages of each band to be exploited. In this paper we discuss how HopScotch, a rural wireless broadband access test bed running in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, uses both 5 GHz and ultra high frequency "white space" bands to offer large data rates and expansive coverage whilst reducing the number of base stations or required transmission power. This reduction in energy consumption allows HopScotch to provide a low-cost and green solution for rural broadband delivery.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 5th International symposium on communications control and signal processing (ISCCSP)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781467302746
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event5th International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal Processing - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 May 20124 May 2012

Conference

Conference5th International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal Processing
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period2/05/124/05/12

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Power transmission
Base stations
Frequency bands
Wireless networks
Energy utilization
Costs

Keywords

  • base stations
  • broadband communications
  • propagation losses
  • tv
  • television
  • white spaces
  • rural broadband
  • wireless communication

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Mcguire, C., Brew, M. R., Darbari, F., Weiss, S., & Stewart, R. (2012). Enabling rural broadband via TV "white space". In 2012 5th International symposium on communications control and signal processing (ISCCSP) New York: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCCSP.2012.6217799
Mcguire, Colin ; Brew, Malcolm Ronald ; Darbari, Faisal ; Weiss, Stephan ; Stewart, Robert. / Enabling rural broadband via TV "white space". 2012 5th International symposium on communications control and signal processing (ISCCSP). New York : IEEE, 2012.
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Mcguire, C, Brew, MR, Darbari, F, Weiss, S & Stewart, R 2012, Enabling rural broadband via TV "white space". in 2012 5th International symposium on communications control and signal processing (ISCCSP). IEEE, New York, 5th International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal Processing, Rome, Italy, 2/05/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCCSP.2012.6217799

Enabling rural broadband via TV "white space". / Mcguire, Colin; Brew, Malcolm Ronald; Darbari, Faisal; Weiss, Stephan; Stewart, Robert.

2012 5th International symposium on communications control and signal processing (ISCCSP). New York : IEEE, 2012.

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Mcguire C, Brew MR, Darbari F, Weiss S, Stewart R. Enabling rural broadband via TV "white space". In 2012 5th International symposium on communications control and signal processing (ISCCSP). New York: IEEE. 2012 https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCCSP.2012.6217799