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Wireless communication

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Abstract: The use of wireless networks in developing areas is promising. The most widespread use of wireless networking is mobile telephony. Wireless networks are also used to communicate between computers. Other examples include: wireless schools in Namibia to install Internet enabled computers in all schools; the design and manufacture of an integrated broadband system in Ghana; The primary attraction is its ability to cross long distances without installing fixed lines and cables. Wireless communication is becoming more and more important. Prices are decreasing and management of these technologies becomes easier. Wireless connections can be used to connect computers in a Local Area Network (LAN), to connect networks in a Wide Area Network (WAN), and to establish international connections. The main advantage is the decreasing costs for installation and maintenance. The main challenge is that there is no standard solution, but the technical solution always depends on distance, geographical situation, requirements in terms of bandwidth, speed and licences.
Authors: Vonk, T. , Mulder, R.
Series Title: IICD Research Brief
Country: Botswana , Ghana
Category: General
Serial number: 6
Keywords: information and communication technologies
Language: eng
Organization: IICD - International Institute for Communication and Development
Place: The Hague
Publisher: IICD
Year: 2003
Region: Africa South of Sahara , Southern Africa , West Africa
Right: © 2003 IICD
Subject: Information, Knowledge and Communication
Title: Wireless communication