Comparison of the modelled maximum wireless link distance for TVWS and Wi-Fi within South African regulatory constraints: which technology wins and in which scenarios?
Lysko, Albert A.
Burger, Chris R.
MetadataShow full item record
The work compares Wi-Fi and television white space (TVWS) technologies for practical broadband communication links, specifically in rural areas. The paper starts with an overview of advantages and limitations of Wi-Fi and TVWS in terms of practically important parameters including propagation attenuation. The maximum range with the maximum transmit power limits permitted by South African regulations are calculated. 5.8 GHz Wi-Fi has more lenient restrictions on the EIRP and is found to offer longer range, whilst TVWS better handles vegetation