A throughput study of white-fi networks in rural environment under realistic conditions and mobility

Reham Almesaeed, Nor Fadzilah Abdullah, Angela Doufexi, Andrew R. Nix

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Abstract

The regulatory framework for secondary utilization of TV white spaces (TVWS) is well underway in the United Kingdom, while important steps in this direction are taken within the European Union and elsewhere. Mobile network operators are interested in the use of TVWS for cellular extension and rural access, where TVWS is seen as a significant new opportunity for operators to provide new wireless services. The government's plan to close the digital divide between the urban and rural communities has motivated the efforts to develop Wi-Fi like operation in TVWS for better coverage in rural areas. The IEEE currently has a working group developing 802.11af amendment which will allow for WLAN operations in the TVWS. This paper presents a quantitative analysis of downlink throughput performance of IEEE802.11af, also known as White-Fi in a rural environment while taking into account realistic modelling of TV channel availability, wireless channel, AP density, and the effect of co-channel interference caused by secondary APs and DVB-T transmitters. The paper shows that the low operating frequency of White-Fi offers a wide coverage in a rural environment, where there is limited cellular coverage due to the cost-inefficiency of base stations deployment. The presented results also show that there are more available TVWS channels and less co-channel interferers in a rural environment, resulting in a significant throughput performance even in high mobility if suitable channel estimation is considered, making it ideal for vehicular communications with White-Fi.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume2015-July
ISBN (Print)9781479980888
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event81st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2015 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 May 201514 May 2015

Other

Other81st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period11/5/1514/5/15

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Throughput
Coverage
Digital Divide
Vehicular Communications
Co-channel Interference
Wi-Fi
Channel Estimation
Wireless LAN
Mobile Networks
Channel estimation
Operator
Quantitative Analysis
Wireless local area networks (WLAN)
Base stations
Transmitter
Transmitters
Wireless networks
Union
Availability
Communication

Keywords

  • 3D channel modelling
  • 3GPP/ITU
  • IEEE802.11af
  • Interference
  • Ray tracer
  • TVWS
  • Vehicular communications
  • White-fi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics

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Almesaeed, R., Abdullah, N. F., Doufexi, A., & Nix, A. R. (2015). A throughput study of white-fi networks in rural environment under realistic conditions and mobility. In IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (Vol. 2015-July). [7145654] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/VTCSpring.2015.7145654

A throughput study of white-fi networks in rural environment under realistic conditions and mobility. / Almesaeed, Reham; Abdullah, Nor Fadzilah; Doufexi, Angela; Nix, Andrew R.

IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. Vol. 2015-July Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. 7145654.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Almesaeed, R, Abdullah, NF, Doufexi, A & Nix, AR 2015, A throughput study of white-fi networks in rural environment under realistic conditions and mobility. in IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. vol. 2015-July, 7145654, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 81st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2015, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 11/5/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/VTCSpring.2015.7145654
Almesaeed R, Abdullah NF, Doufexi A, Nix AR. A throughput study of white-fi networks in rural environment under realistic conditions and mobility. In IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. Vol. 2015-July. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. 7145654 https://doi.org/10.1109/VTCSpring.2015.7145654
Almesaeed, Reham ; Abdullah, Nor Fadzilah ; Doufexi, Angela ; Nix, Andrew R. / A throughput study of white-fi networks in rural environment under realistic conditions and mobility. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. Vol. 2015-July Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015.
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