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Towards Carrier-Grade Quality in Heterogeneous Wireless Mesh Networks

Lessmann, Johannes and Loureiro, Paulo and Fitzpatrick, John and Robitzsch, Sebastian and Serrano, Pablo and Banchs, Albert (2012) Towards Carrier-Grade Quality in Heterogeneous Wireless Mesh Networks. In: Wireless Multi-Access Environments and Quality of Service Provisioning: Solutions and Applications. IGI Global, New Hershey PA, Hershey, Pennsylvania (USA), pp. 187-216. ISBN ISBN13: 9781466600171, ISBN10: 1466600179

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Current backhaul networks typically comprise a wired middle mile and a wireless last mile part. The wireless part is almost exclusively based on tree topologies. However, a lot could be gained by deploying mesh-based backhauls. Meshes allow better network capacity exploitation due to load balancing and offer inherent resilience to link degradations or failures. Yet meshes come with increased complexity in terms of radio configuration, routing, or mobility management. This chapter proposes architecture and mechanisms for carrier-grade mesh-based wireless backhauls. One special focus is that it supports heterogeneous backhauls, which encompass multiple different wireless technologies. The proposition has been successfully deployed in a test network.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Depositing User: Rebeca De Miguel
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 14:09
Last Modified: 18 May 2017 07:22

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