Wireless Academic Network in Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso

Published 2 Apr 2009 by Louise Berthilson

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Network topology of the Ouagadougou network.

This document presents an Implementation Plan for Wireless Academic Network covering 21 sites in Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso. The implementation plan has been elaborated after a site visit to Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso during the 9th ­ 19th of February 2009.

This plan consists of four parts:

  • Introduction to the wireless project
  • Radio Simulations for Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso
  • Specification of Civil Work
  • Activity plan and Hardware budget

The project aims to build two academic wireless networks, in Ouagadougou and in Bobo Dioulasso. Each network will interconnect a set of academic partners, belonging to the Universities (of Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso) or the CNRST1 (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique). The main purpose of the networks is to build an independent academic ICT infrastructure that can be used for local data and voice services between partners and to negotiate better conditions for upstream connectivity.

The project is supported by Sida/SAREC, and carried out by the University of Ouagadougou (UO), the National Science and Technology Research Centre (CNRST), and the Polytechnic University of Bobo Diolasso (UPB). The project is coodinated by Oumarou Sie (Team leader at the University of Ouagadougou) and Johan Ernberg (Project Coordinator at DSV).

Keyword(s): Academic network, Africa, Radio Mobile, Tower, Wi-Fi, Wireless,