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Extending the Coverage of a 4G Telecom Network Using Hybrid AD-HOC Networks: A Case Study

  • Tânia Calçada
  • Manuel Ricardo
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 197)

Abstract

Ad-hoc networks that are connected with the infrastructure Internet are named hybrid ad-hoc networks. In 4G communications scenarios, hybrid ad-hoc networks seem to be valuable since they may increase the coverage of wireless networks with minor costs. Using them, terminals out of range of an access point or a base station, or not having adequate network interfaces, may reach the operator’s infrastructure via other terminals. This paper presents a hybrid ad-hoc network solution and a testbed implementation.

Keywords

Hybrid Ad-hoc Networks 4G Gateway Discovery Protocols 

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Copyright information

© International Federation for Information Processing 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tânia Calçada
    • 1
  • Manuel Ricardo
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.INESC PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Fac. Eng. Univ. PortoPortoPortugal

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