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Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Volume 2017, Article ID 7137406, 13 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/7137406
Research Article

Experimental Performance Evaluation of Multihop IEEE 802.15.4/4g/4e Smart Utility Networks in Outdoor Environment

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Tokyo, Japan

Correspondence should be addressed to Chin-Sean Sum; moc.liamg@hcraesermussc

Received 29 September 2016; Accepted 4 January 2017; Published 22 March 2017

Academic Editor: Patrick Seeling

Copyright © 2017 Chin-Sean Sum et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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