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The Near-Me Area Network
March/April 2010 (vol. 14 no. 2)
pp. 74-77
Angus K.Y. Wong, Macao Polytechnic Institute
The mobile Internet and location-enabled mobile devices have become increasingly popular, inspiring a new type of communication network. This near-me area network (NAN) focuses on communication among wireless devices in close proximity, creating a new kind of application domain. This article introduces NAN and reviews existing applications and challenges.

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Index Terms:
Internet system, mobile network, location-based service
Citation:
Angus K.Y. Wong, "The Near-Me Area Network," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 74-77, March-April 2010, doi:10.1109/MIC.2010.49
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