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IEEE Communications Magazine

Issue 12 • Dec 1995

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  • Spectrum management: a balancing process

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):44 - 46
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    The proper allocation of spectrum between the federal users and the private sector has become a central issue. The author describes how the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) ensures that federal spectrum is used efficiently and continues to identify spectrum for reallocation to the private sector. The NTIA also promotes policies to ensure efficient spectrum usage by... View full abstract»

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  • It's the information not the highway

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):58 - 61
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    Television, voice and data are no longer unique; they are all simply zeroes and ones which a computer has created and which another computer will reassemble at the end of the transmission. The medium no longer determines the message. In an information society, it is the message that is supreme. The new Information Age also places a higher responsibility upon consumers of information. We must becom... View full abstract»

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  • Technology's contribution to the competitive marketplace [telecommunication industry]

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):52 - 54
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    The days of the communications monopoly are quickly running out and none too soon for those of us who yearn to compete in a fully competitive marketplace. Technological breakthroughs have a profound effect on the very fabric of our society, reducing the need for monopolistic business structures and thereby fostering the competitive marketplace so central to an economic system based on free enterpr... View full abstract»

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  • Research yes, restrictions no [telecommunication industry]

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):50 - 51
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    The author hopes that in our zeal to reduce government intrusion in our lives, we don't also eliminate those roles which only the government can fill. He examines the impact of public policy can on the communications industry and discusses the governments' dual roles in the evolution of telecommunication products and services. He also considers how government helped advanced technologies to come a... View full abstract»

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  • The future of competition in long-distance telecommunications

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):62 - 64
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    The author discusses legislation in 1995 or 1996, together with how the U.S. Telecommunications sector, both local and long-distance, is being transformed due to competitive pressures and technological advances. The author discusses the role of the Regional Bell Operating Companies. He goes on to consider the competitive local exchange carrier, cable TV, and full service provision through local se... View full abstract»

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  • Telecommunications regulation in the states

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):78 - 80
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    The author presents an article which supports legislation that would foster collaboration between the FCC and the states of the USA in the regulation of the telecommunication industry, but which refrains from preempting state authority during the transition to competition View full abstract»

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  • Toward competition and choice [telecommunication industry]

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):48 - 49
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    Public policy should liberate technology and encourage the free and fair competition that is in the best interests of nations and their people. In the USA legislation is in progress that would rewrite the Telecommunications Act of 1934. True competition means cost-based access to all providers who want to compete. Public policy makers have the opportunity to remove the biggest stumbling block betw... View full abstract»

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  • Digital television: the end of the beginning

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):56 - 57
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    While the American HDTV standards process thus seems to be nearing a successful conclusion, several important policy issues remain to be resolved by the US government. Under objective technical criteria formulated by an all-industry Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service four digital systems were chosen. Each of the digital systems, however, had shortcomings which required further techn... View full abstract»

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  • Taking the next step beyond spectrum auctions: open spectrum access

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):66 - 73
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    The author presents the case for a better to approach to spectrum use involving a pragmatic and searching fashion rather than with an ideological mind set that equates the free market with one and only one particular allocation technique. Spectrum auctions are considered as an application for present times. The author goes on to look at the future View full abstract»

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  • Optical multiplexing in fiber networks: progress in WDM and OTDM

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):82 - 88
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    WDM systems are maturing and are in use in real point-to-point applications. The technology has also become of interest in the development of all-optical networks, and in this context the performance of WDM can be more critical. In some networks, multiple-access demands that a large number of channels be deployed over long distances, and in these cases the performance of WDM may be degraded by cro... View full abstract»

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  • PCIA: ushering in a new era of communications

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):74 - 77
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    Discusses the role of the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA) in the development of the use of personal communications systems. In particular the author considers its role in shaping legislation for radio spectrum use View full abstract»

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  • ATM signaling transport network architectures and analysis

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):90 - 99
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    As public carriers plan to offer new broadband services and consolidate different types of services into a single ATM network platform, the identification of an appropriate target broadband signaling transport network architecture is necessary to ensure smooth and cost-effective signaling network evolution. A number of suggestions have been made for possible broadband signaling transport architect... View full abstract»

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  • Spectrum flexibility will promote competition and the public interest

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):40 - 43
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    PCS licensees have the flexibility to provide services that are most valuable to consumers in the same way that companies throughout our economy provide services that consumers demand. This is a sea change in FCC policy and it should be continued. Spectrum flexibility contains two primary components, service flexibility and technical flexibility. With service flexibility, a provider would be allow... View full abstract»

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