Converged Infrastructure for Emerging Regions - A Research Agenda

@inproceedings{Chevrollier2009ConvergedIF,
  title={Converged Infrastructure for Emerging Regions - A Research Agenda},
  author={Nicolas Chevrollier and Juha Zidbeck and Ntsibane Ntlatlapa and Burak Simsek and Achim Marikar},
  booktitle={AFRICOM},
  year={2009}
}
In remote parts of Africa, the lack of energy supply, of wired infrastructure, of trained personnel and the limitation in OPEX and CAPEX impose stringent requirements on the network building blocks that support the communication infrastructure. Consequently, in this promising but untapped market, the research aims at designing and implementing energy-efficient, robust, reliable and affordable wide heterogeneous wireless mesh networks to connect geographically very large areas in a challenged… 

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