Towards Centralized Spectrum Allocation Optimization for Multi-Channel Wireless Backhauls


With the growing potential of wireless backhaul technologies for outdoor environments and rising interest in unlicensed bands for broadband delivery, dynamic channel assignment and improved spectrum utilization is re-emerging as a research topic. In this paper we describe a centralized channel assignment optimization for our wireless backhaul architecture WiBACK. In order to efficiently utilize wireless channels in heterogeneous networks, we propose an improvement to the current frequency planning scheme using 802.11 as an example. The contributions in this paper can improve broadband access for emerging areas, often lacking required telecommunication infrastructure.

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