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Issue 2 • Date Feb. 1996

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  • Multiservice Loss Models for Broadband Telecommunication Networks [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Control and Performance in Packet, Circuit, and ATM Networks [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Scanning the literature

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Global Undersea Communication Networks [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • European Radio Propagation and Subsystems Research for the Evolution of Mobile Communications [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • The FLAG cable system

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):30 - 35
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    The Fiberoptic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) cable system is a 10 Gb/s synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) based undersea fiber optic network. When fully operational, FLAG will connect 12 countries with over 120000 voice channels via 27000 km of mostly undersea cable. FLAG will incorporate a new generation of undersea fiber optic system that uses erbium-doped fiber amplifiers and will be jointly su... View full abstract»

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  • COST 231 achievements as a support to the development of UMTS: a look into the future

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):90 - 96
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    An overview has been given of the current trends in the field of mobile communications, with specific reference to the European environment; in particular, the COST 231 organisation and activities during its first five years of life have been outlined, emphasizing the major results obtained so far and their potential impact on current or proposed third-generation mobile communication systems. Rela... View full abstract»

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  • The TAT-12/13 Cable Network

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):24 - 28
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    The TAT-12/13 Cable Network will provide a 10 Gb/s capacity between the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. By using ring switching equipment, this capacity is fully restorable within the network without dropping calls in the process. The undersea repeaters in this network use optical amplifier technology to transport a single 5 Gb/s optical signal on each fiber pair. With the upgrade p... View full abstract»

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  • Taking the challenge of multiple access for third-generation cellular mobile radio systems-a European view

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):82 - 89
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    In Europe, the challenge of the design of third-generation cellular mobile radio systems has been taken numerous research and development activities in this field have been started. The authors try to give an overview of the European activities in this field. The article is organized in two parts. In the first part, the requirements for third-generation cellular mobile radio systems such as Univer... View full abstract»

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  • The Asia Pacific Cable Network

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):42 - 48
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    Describes the equipment and general operation of the Asia Pacific Cable Network (APCN). Because of its uniqueness to APCN additional detail regarding the powering system and its restoration have been supplied. Once operational in late 1996, APCN will interconnect countries in a region of the world that is experiencing rapid growth in demand for telecommunication services. With trans-Pacific and ot... View full abstract»

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  • Radiowave propagation in mobile communications: an overview of European research

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):70 - 81
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    Detailed knowledge of radio propagation effects is a keystone for the development and performance assessment of mobile communication systems. Although a lot of investigations have already been carried out, there remains a need to gain deeper insight into the complex mechanisms which govern radio propagation. The authors first present a summary of the propagation mechanisms and discuss some issues ... View full abstract»

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  • The TPC-5 Cable Network

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):36 - 40
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    The TPC-5 Cable Network (TPC-5 CN) will be the first self-healing trans-Pacific ring network. It consists of a ring of undersea cables connecting six network nodes at six cable landing sites. The TPC-5 CN brings together a unique blend of technology to achieve the architectural robustness and transmission performance needed by network users. Among the technologies used in the TPC-5 CN are erbium d... View full abstract»

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  • A coordinated European effort for the definition of a satellite integrated environment for future mobile communications

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):98 - 104
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    The complete integration of a satellite network with a terrestrial cellular network is a system architecture challenge that requires solving problems at both the transmission and network levels. However, the potential advantages of the integrated system suggest careful study of the appropriate solutions. The main technical advantages are: a limited increase in the complexity of the terminal for bo... View full abstract»

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  • European mobile communications on the move

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):60 - 62, 67-9
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    A brief summary of the main activities performed under the RACE program in the field of mobile communications is presented, In particular, the technological studies and development have been outlined, showing that work has significantly progressed with major systems performance results already available from the various testbeds developed and coordinated by the projects. In parallel, possible evol... View full abstract»

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  • Africa ONE: the Africa Optical Network

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):50 - 57
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    Describes the architecture of the Africa Optical Network (Africa ONE) that will encircle the entire continent of Africa with an undersea fiber optic ring network. Using a combination of wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) and synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) multiplex and cross-connect equipment, Africa ONE brings together a unique blend of technology to achieve network robustness. The artic... View full abstract»

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  • Switching technologies for future guided wave optical networks: potentials and limitations of photonics and electronics

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):106 - 113
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    The continued rapid progress in the deployment of fiber optics communications has led to widespread interest in employing photonics to implement switching functions, hitherto reserved for electronics. Significant research effort has been devoted to this, and different specialized concepts have been suggested and partly demonstrated, albeit not in the field. At the same time, mainstream research an... View full abstract»

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