High capacity hotspots based on Bluetooth technology

J. Dunlop, N.N. Amanquah

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Bluetooth is a short range wireless interface that offers data transmission rates of the order of 721 kbit/s which is comparable with ADSL data rates, but which could be regarded as being too low for deployment as a limited range wireless access point. The capacity of a wireless access point based on Bluetooth technology can be increased significantly by co-locating a number of Bluetooth transducers in a hotspot scenario. This paper describes a technique which reduces mutual interference in co-located Bluetooth transducers by coordinating the hopping frequencies of the individual devices. Such a system can then provide attractive data transmission rates when deployed in wireless access point applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-527
Number of pages6
JournalIEE Proceedings Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • bluetooth
  • wireless
  • ADSL
  • mobile communications


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