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Choice of Wireless Technologies for Rural Connectivity - in the context of Developing countries

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Basar, INDIA-504107

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (ISC-2013), Pages 41-47, (2014)


Optimisation of ICT brings measurable changes for development of a country. Initiation of telecenters, bridges the digital divide in rural areas, by empowering social interactions and networking among people. Internet connectivity is essential to enable services in telecenters. Among different wired and wireless connectivity options, selection of suitable technology for rural deployment is a must. In this paper, we limited our comparision to different wireless technologies like Wi-Fi, Wimax, CDMA450 and VSAT technologies, for deployment at a telecenter, with a motive to reach social goals such as e-education, telemedicine, e-livelihood, virtual agriculture etc. Comparision of wireless technologies is done using multicriterion ‘decision making analysis tool’ AHP (Analytical Hierarchy Process) to obtain a technology that better suits rural settings. Several attributes under the category of technical, social, environmental and economical aspects are taken for optimal comparision of wireless technologies.


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