Santosh Kawade

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In this paper we quantitatively investigate the feasibility of rural broadband provisioning TV whitespaces from the perspective of a fixed-line operator. We consider a hybrid architecture where wireless broadband to not-spots is provided using point-to-multipoint whitespace links at the end of the existing fixed-line infrastructure connectivity points, such(More)
From the network operator's point of view, the high CAPEX/OPEX cost resulting from fixed/wired backhaul links can be inhibitive to successful deployment of broadband wireless services. The emerging wireless mesh network (WMN) technology is seen as one of the potential solutions which may reduce wired backhaul dependency through multihop transmission.(More)
Albeit the conception of relaying dates back to the 1970s, in recent years there has been an upsurge of search interest in cooperative wireless communications in both academia and industry. This article presents an easy-reading overview of the pivotal topics in both mobile station (MS) and base station (BS) assisted cooperation in the context of cellular(More)
Spectrum deregulation in wireless industry along with advancements in Cognitive Radio (CR) technology has opened up opportunities to access under-utilised spectral bands such as TV White Spaces (TVWS). Certain services in TVWS would require access to spectrum which is predictable, measurable and offer a higher degree of certainty currently difficult under(More)
Iterative source-channel decoding (ISCD) exploits the residual redundancy of the source by iteratively exchanging extrinsic information with the channel codecs to achieve robust transmission. In this treatise we propose a video codec suitable for lossless video compression and IS CD. At the encoder the spatio-temporal redundancy is partially removed at a(More)