Community Based Networks and 5G Wi-Fi

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This paper argues on why Community Based Networks should be recognized as potential 5G providers using 5G Wi-Fi. The argument is hinged on findings in a research to understand why Community Based Networks deploy telecom and Broadband infrastructure. The study was a qualitative study carried out inductively using Grounded Theory. Six cases were investigated. Two Community Based Network Mobilization Models were identified. The findings indicate that 5G Wi-Fi deployment by Community Based Networks is possible if policy initiatives and the 5G Wi-Fi standards are developed to facilitate the causal factors of the identified models.
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This paper argues on why Community Based Networks should be recognized as potential 5G providers using 5G Wi-Fi. The argument is hinged on findings in a research to understand why Community Based Networks deploy telecom and Broadband infrastructure. The study was a qualitative study carried out inductively using Grounded Theory. Six cases were investigated. Two Community Based Network Mobilization Models were identified. The findings indicate that 5G Wi-Fi deployment by Community Based Networks is possible if policy initiatives and the 5G Wi-Fi standards are developed to facilitate the causal factors of the identified models.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScientific Journal of the University of Szczecin
Volume131
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)321-334
Number of pages14
ISSN1896-382X
DOI
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

    Research areas

  • 5G Wi-fi, WiFi, Community Based Network Mobilization Models, Community Based Networks, Telecom regulation, telecom networks, Telecom reform, Europe, regulation, rural Africa, Rural communities, Rural development, Universal Access and Service

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