Efficient mobile mesh networking: Testing scalability hypotheses

S. G. Methley*, M. Crisp, J. Newman, P. Ramsdale, M. Rio, S. Bhatti, A. Atefi

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper examines four scalability hypotheses of interest for mobile meshes via the following questions: 'Do meshes self-generate capacity as new nodes join?' 'Are meshes more spectrally efficient?' 'Do directional antennas confer significant benefits for handhelds below 3.5GHz?' 'No' is the answer because these hypotheses, whilst having a theoretical basis, can be shown to rely on inappropriate real world assumptions. However the following hypothesis is found to be true: 'May meshes improve spectrum utilisation?'.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event6th IEE International Conference on 3G and Beyond, 3G 2005 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Nov 20059 Nov 2005


Conference6th IEE International Conference on 3G and Beyond, 3G 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Cellular multi-hopping
  • Efficiency
  • Mobile mesh
  • Quality of service
  • Spectrum management


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