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This paper aims to design a self-configuring cellular radio access network. It is a WiMAX based meshed network where base stations form a Cellular IP, all radio network. We then take advantage of mesh networks fast-deployment and self-organising properties, and of cellular networks high mobility support. In the proposed model, WiMAX nodes, or SSs, form the wireless mesh network and in the other hand connect mobile terminals in an infrastructure mode via another radio interface so acting as base stations. The main goal is to obtain a multi-hop, self-organised cellular wireless network that allows users to connect in a centralised mode and operator to deploy easily and quickly a radio access network. Performance analysis is given to study the interest of such networks.
Date of Conference: 24-26 Oct. 2007