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Internet Service in Developing Regions Through Network Coding

Summary: Internet Service in Developing Regions
Through Network Coding
Mike P. Wittie, Kevin C. Almeroth, Elizabeth M. Belding
Department of Computer Science
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
{mwittie, almeroth, ebelding}@cs.ucsb.edu
Ivica Rimac, Volker Hilt
Bell Labs
Holmdel, NJ 07733
{rimac, hilt}@bell-labs.com
Abstract--The availability of Internet services brings many
benefits to developing regions, yet Internet deployment levels in
these regions remain staggeringly low. In this work we investigate
how existing cellular deployments, which have enjoyed more
rapid and wider deployment than client Internet infrastructure,
could be used to provide very low cost Internet services in under-
developed rural areas. We propose a new service model in which
traffic is delivered over multihop client-to-client connections that


Source: Almeroth, Kevin C. - Department of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Barbara


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences