On Software-Defined Networking for Rural Areas: Controlling Wireless Networks with OpenFlow

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    Abstract

    Software-defined networking (SDN) is gaining interest among the traditional vendors of networking devices and network operators. Promises such as simplified network control and resource management are valuable features for network operators. However, the SDN paradigm cannot suddenly bring more bandwidth to existing networks; it merely offers tools for more efficient use of available resources. Together, these benefits could provide means for network providers in rural areas to gain cost-efficiency. To this day, less research has been done on how to utilise SDN in practice in wireless rural area networking. This paper presents an on-going work on utilising SDN capabilities in wireless networks. It describes some design ideas and evaluates basic building blocks that enable SDN in low-cost wireless networks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
    Subtitle of host publicatione-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages39-48
    ISBN (Print)978-331908367-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event5th International Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries, AFRICOMM 2013 - Blantyre, Malawi
    Duration: 25 Nov 201327 Nov 2013

    Conference

    Conference5th International Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries, AFRICOMM 2013
    Abbreviated titleAFRICOMM 2013
    Country/TerritoryMalawi
    CityBlantyre
    Period25/11/1327/11/13

    Keywords

    • OpenFlow
    • SDN
    • Open vSwitch
    • WiFi
    • wireless mesh

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