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User-provided networks: consumer as provider

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2 Author(s)
Sofia, R. ; INESC, Porto ; Mendes, P.

This article describes and characterizes an emerging type of user-centric wireless network model, here named a user-provided network, where the end user is at the same time a consumer and a provider of Internet access. A discussion of challenges these new models face is also provided.

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Communications Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 12 )