Title: Have WLAN networks outgrown their usefulness? A viability study of WLAN Networks in DenseNets: An Analysis based on QoS/QoE and Handover

Year of Publication: Jan - 2015
Page Numbers: 70-77
Authors: Jéssica J. M. Castilho , Marcelo S. Moraes, Ramz L. F. Lopes, André A. P. Carvalho, Márcio R. Pinheiro, Jasmine P. L. Araújo, Carlos Renato L Francês
Conference Name: The International Conference on Digital Information Processing, Data Mining, and Wireless Communications (DIPDMWC2015)
- United Arab Emirates


In this paper, we addressed the question of WLAN as an efficient alternative to offload traffic from basic access networks not only as a supplementary technology but as the key technology in terms of coverage, quality and mobility analysis. Thus, mesh networks, based on IEEE 802.11 standard, have emerged as an alternative to provide a network infrastructure to metropolitan areas, due to its low cost and the fact that it is easy to install, maintain and expand. In this study a performance analysis of the influence of mobility and handoff on video reception, (based on the measurements of a mesh network) was carried out to validate the initial estimates of an exponential increase in the future traffic of cellular networks.