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P. Pirinen, H. Saarnisaari, J. van de Beek, M. Matinmikko-Blue, R. Nilsson and M. Latva-aho, "Wireless Connectivity for Remote and Arctic Areas – Food for Thought," 2019 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), Oulu, Finland, 2019, pp. 43-47. doi: 10.1109/ISWCS.2019.8877348

Wireless connectivity for remote and arctic areas : food for thought

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Author: Pirinen, Pekka1; Saarnisaari, Harri1; van de Beek, Jaap2;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Centre for Wireless Communications, Finland
2Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-12-03


This paper addresses various aspects that should be considered to improve the digital inclusion of remote, and specifically arctic areas, so that the geographical location would play a lesser role in equality among the people. To this end, technological challenges and potential solutions are discussed. They are further elaborated by three examples that have different architectural use case specific challenges for remote area wireless connectivity. The active role of society is seen pivotal alongside with the technological solutions to make this happen.

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Series: International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
ISSN: 2154-0217
ISSN-E: 2154-0225
ISSN-L: 2154-0217
ISBN: 978-1-7281-2527-5
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-2528-2
Pages: 43 - 47
DOI: 10.1109/ISWCS.2019.8877348
Host publication: 2019 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS) 27-30 August 2019 Oulu, Finland
Conference: International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work is based on the research in the Arctic Mobile Communications Architectures project [14] that has been financially supported by EU InterReg Nord Program, Lapinliitto and Region Norrbotten, which is gratefully acknowledged. The Swedish authors thank for the support from Vinnova and Region Västerbotten. The Finnish authors acknowledge the Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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