Wireless Networking in the Developing World

“This book is a practical guide to designing and building wireless networks in local communities, enhancing lives through improved communication, access to information for educational, social and economic growth. Its primary goal is to help expand access to the Internet and to expand the deployment of community networks where there is currently no infrastructure to enable this to happen. Written by subject matter experts who have vast experience in deploying wireless networks in the field and connecting communities to the global Internet.” For more information you can find the free book here:


2021 Tribal Wireless Bootcamp Network Planning (Session 3)

This session discusses wired and wireless networks, frequencies, antenna patterns, and basic networks builds.

Unlicensed Frequency

In the United States, the FCC defines regulations for unlicensed bands as 902 to 928 MHz and 2400 to 2483.5 MHz.

Licensed Vs. Unlicensed

License required to be purchased License is free
Medium can be accessed\used only by the owner of the license Unlicensed spectrum and its medium can be accessed\used by anyone
Permission is required for transmission or reception and scheduling Anyone can access the medium if channel is empty
Interference management is carried out by careful frequency planning Interference management can be done using various techniques such as distributed management
Advantages- The benefits of licensed spectrum is known and predictive interference Advantages- Free or low cost to use, available nearly everywhere, scalable
Disadvantages- high costs for network operators, requires central management, low scalability Disadvantages- Unpredictable interference (due to lack of QoS), Higher load, Lack of protection from interference due to other systems

For FCC Basics of Unlicensed FCC Basics of Unlicensed
Transmitters click here.

For the National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook, click here.

Which Unlicensed Frequency is Best for Your Industrial Wireless Network?

Radio Frequencies & Your Industrial Wireless Network