Is Addis Ababa Wi-Fi Ready?

  • Asrat Mulatu BeyeneEmail author
  • Jordi Casademont Serra
  • Yalemzewd Negash Shiferaw
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 244)


As we are heading towards future ubiquitous networks, heterogeneity is one key aspect we need to deal with. Interworking between Cellular and WLAN holds a major part in these future networks. Among other potential benefits it gives the opportunity to offload traffic from the former to the latter. To successfully accomplish that, we need to thoroughly study the availability, capacity and performance of both networks. To quantify the possibility of mobile traffic offloading, this work-in-progress presents the availability, capacity and performance investigation of Wi-Fi Access Points in the city of Addis Ababa. Analysis of the scanned data, collected by travelling through the highly populated business areas of the city, reveals the potential of existing Wi-Fi coverage and capability for many application domains.


Wireless networks Performance evaluation Urban areas Heterogeneous networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asrat Mulatu Beyene
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jordi Casademont Serra
    • 2
  • Yalemzewd Negash Shiferaw
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Electrical and Mechanical EngineeringAddis Ababa Science and Technology UniversityAddis AbabaEthiopia
  2. 2.Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringAddis Ababa UniversityAddis AbabaEthiopia

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