DIY Model for Mobile Network Deployment: A Step Towards 5G for All

Mohamed Kassem, Mahesh K. Marina, Bozidar Radunovic

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Abstract / Description of output

Mobile phones and innovative data oriented mobile services have the potential to bridge the digital divide in Internet access and have transformative developmental impact. However as things stand currently, economics come in the way for traditional mobile operators to reach out and provide high-end services to under-served regions. We propose a do-it-yourself (DIY) model for deploying mobile networks in such regions that is in the spirit of earlier community cellular networks but aimed at provisioning high-end (4G and beyond) mobile services. Our proposed model captures and incorporates some of the key trends underlying 5G mobile networks and look to expand their scope beyond urban areas to reach all by empowering small-scale local operators and communities to build and operate modern mobile networks themselves. We showcase a particular instance of the proposed deployment model through a trial deployment in rural UK to demonstrate its practical feasibility.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies 2018
Place of PublicationMenlo Park and San Jose, CA, USA
PublisherACM
Pages47:1-47:5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-5816-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2018
EventFirst Annual ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies - , United States
Duration: 20 Jun 201822 Jun 2018
https://acmcompass.org/

Conference

ConferenceFirst Annual ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies
Abbreviated titleCOMPASS 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period20/06/1822/06/18
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