Investigating cost effective communication alternatives for geographically hostile regions

dc.contributor.advisorKritzinger, Pieter Sen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorYavwa, Yakombaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-20T19:46:53Z
dc.date.available2014-11-20T19:46:53Z
dc.date.issued2001en_ZA
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe lack of communication facilities in developing countries is a constraint to social, political and economic empowerment of the people. However, advances in technology promise to deliver voice, video and data communication services, that are urgently needed, under a common packet switched communication network. Using Zambia as a case study, the cost effectiveness of three design scenarios which involve a hybrid of radio and microwave, radio and satellite, and radio and optic fibre were evaluated. The communication links in each scenario were modelled as E1 trunks. The cost of establishing these links was determined. Each scenario was then subjected to generic input traffic patterns using a multiclass queueing network analysis model to determine its effectiveness. Our findings show that the scenario involving the microwave links as inter-regional links has the lowest cost. The second is the scenario involving satellite inter-regional links and the most expensive is the scenario involving optic fibre inter-regional links. Furthermore, the microwave- radio hybrid scenario was found to have the smallest cost-effectiveness ratio of 17.9 followed by the optic fibre-radio scenario with 20.3 and finally the satellite-radio scenario with 892.9. These results effectively imply that the microwave-radio hybrid scenario is a better option for developing countries.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationYavwa, Y. (2001). <i>Investigating cost effective communication alternatives for geographically hostile regions</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Computer Science. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9758en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationYavwa, Yakomba. <i>"Investigating cost effective communication alternatives for geographically hostile regions."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Computer Science, 2001. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9758en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationYavwa, Y. 2001. Investigating cost effective communication alternatives for geographically hostile regions. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Yavwa, Yakomba AB - The lack of communication facilities in developing countries is a constraint to social, political and economic empowerment of the people. However, advances in technology promise to deliver voice, video and data communication services, that are urgently needed, under a common packet switched communication network. Using Zambia as a case study, the cost effectiveness of three design scenarios which involve a hybrid of radio and microwave, radio and satellite, and radio and optic fibre were evaluated. The communication links in each scenario were modelled as E1 trunks. The cost of establishing these links was determined. Each scenario was then subjected to generic input traffic patterns using a multiclass queueing network analysis model to determine its effectiveness. Our findings show that the scenario involving the microwave links as inter-regional links has the lowest cost. The second is the scenario involving satellite inter-regional links and the most expensive is the scenario involving optic fibre inter-regional links. Furthermore, the microwave- radio hybrid scenario was found to have the smallest cost-effectiveness ratio of 17.9 followed by the optic fibre-radio scenario with 20.3 and finally the satellite-radio scenario with 892.9. These results effectively imply that the microwave-radio hybrid scenario is a better option for developing countries. DA - 2001 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2001 T1 - Investigating cost effective communication alternatives for geographically hostile regions TI - Investigating cost effective communication alternatives for geographically hostile regions UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9758 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/9758
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationYavwa Y. Investigating cost effective communication alternatives for geographically hostile regions. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Computer Science, 2001 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9758en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Computer Scienceen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Scienceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherComputer Scienceen_ZA
dc.titleInvestigating cost effective communication alternatives for geographically hostile regionsen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen_ZA
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