WiFiRe: rural area broadband access using the WiFi PHY and a multisector TDD MAC

@article{Paul2007WiFiReRA,
  title={WiFiRe: rural area broadband access using the WiFi PHY and a multisector TDD MAC},
  author={Krishna Paul and Anitha Varghese and Sridhar Iyer and Bhaskar Ramamurthi and Anurag Kumar},
  journal={IEEE Communications Magazine},
  year={2007},
  volume={45},
  pages={111-119}
}
The needs of Indian rural telecom, and the economics of currently available broadband access technologies, motivate a new system for rural broadband access, which we call WiFiRe (WiFi rural extension). The system leverages the widely available, and highly cost-reduced, WiFi chipsets. We, however, retain only the PHY from these chipsets and propose a single-channel, multisector, TDD MAC using directional antennas. The proposed WiFiRe MAC is similar to the WiMAX MAC in several respects. In this… CONTINUE READING
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