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Issue 9 • Date Sept. 1996

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  • Asynchronous Transfer Mode Networks: Performance Issues [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Distance Learning Technology and Applications [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Making TMN a Reality [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • ATM transport network operation system in Japan

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):70 - 75
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (2)
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    An asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) transport network operation system conforming to the telecommunications management network (TMN) architecture has been designed, implemented, and deployed by NTT Japan. This operation system has a distributed architecture with a managed object location transparency function and has been developed using a state-of-the-art development toolkit in order to reduce th... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated Services and Integration Issues in Wireless Networks

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Design trade-offs in cellular/PCS systems

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):146 - 152
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    With the increasing demand for all kinds of wireless access services, including cellular/PCS, wireless local loop, and broadband access, the system architects will have opportunities to design new communication systems, not necessarily based on existing wireless standards. In the design of wireless communication systems, there are usually multiple objectives such as low cost, small size, high reli... View full abstract»

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  • Integration and evolution of existing mobile telecommunications systems toward UMTS

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):90 - 96
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    This article indicates potential evolutionary scenarios from several starting points toward the target UMTS and investigates additional options for potential cooperation between existing systems. The definition of any evolution process should start with the definition of the process's target; therefore, the author provides a brief description of the target UMTS. Five evolution scenarios toward UMT... View full abstract»

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  • On location management for personal communications networks

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):138 - 145
    Cited by:  Papers (74)  |  Patents (4)
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    Personal communications services (PCS) support mobile terminals (MTs) which are free to travel within the service coverage area. In order to effectively locate an MT when a called is initiated, location management schemes are used to keep track of the locations of the MTs. The current approach to location management requires each MT to report its location to the network periodically. The location ... View full abstract»

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  • Approaches for introducing TMN in legacy networks: a critical look

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):55 - 60
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    Introducing the telecommunications management network (TMN) into a legacy network is generally an uphill battle. This article provides a critical review of the two key approaches used in the industry for introducing TMN interfaces into legacy networks. Before the analysis, it is of prime importance to establish some ground rules. There is currently no common understanding of what introducing TMN i... View full abstract»

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  • PCS global mobile satellites

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):132 - 136
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    As the new era dawns in wireless information systems, mobile satellite services (MSS) are emerging as an integral component in what has become the turn-of-the-century global communication network. It is generally agreed that the universal personal communication paradigm is the confluence of terrestrial-based and satellite-based systems. PCS users will neither know nor care if their calls are being... View full abstract»

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  • A CMIS-capable scripting language and associated lightweight protocol for TMN applications

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):82 - 87
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    In the absence of standards for the telecommunication management network (TMN) F interface, interoperability of workstation applications can be based on the Q3 interface; Common Management Information System (CMIS)-capable interpreted scripting languages and associated lightweight string-based protocols can support the rapid construction of lightweight, portable TMN workstations View full abstract»

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  • Architecture for interworking data over PCS

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):124 - 130
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (27)
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    This article presents a new approach for wireless service providers to offer data services by taking advantage of the existing infrastructure for voice services and interworking with existing wireline-based data services. The article presents a framework: for interworking between any wireless radio system and any data application on the wireline network. The interworking is provided by a common in... View full abstract»

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  • Capture division packet access: a new cellular access architecture for future PCNs

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):154 - 162
    Cited by:  Papers (28)  |  Patents (6)
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    The authors describe a new cellular access architecture, known as capture-division packet access, which is a packet-oriented architecture able to support the constant bit rate traffic and variable bandwidth on demand necessary for multimedia traffic. The approach integrates the multiple access and channel reuse issues to achieve a high degree of spectral efficiency, and presents general advantages... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent network: a key platform for PCS interworking and interoperability

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):98 - 105
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    The Tl and TIA standards committees in the United States have worked jointly on the development of the first phase of personal communication services (PCS) standards, which were approved in December 1995. PCS systems based on these standards are currently under development. As these systems are deployed, the variety of wireless systems will grow, making interworking and interoperability a key chal... View full abstract»

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  • Implementing OSI agent/managers for TMN

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):62 - 67
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    The telecommunications management network (TMN) architecture defines a framework for the management of telecommunications networks and services. It is based on a set of TMN standards developed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU-T), and is finding increased interest in the telecommunications industry, where rapid development of services and open architectures are in demand. Open sys... View full abstract»

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  • TMN and the implementation of electronic bonding

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):76 - 81
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    This article discusses the experiences learned in the implementation and deployment of electronic bonding. Electronic bonding refers to the use of TMN-based protocols for the exchange of information between service providers. This is one of the first major deployments of TMN in the U.S. telecommunications network. As was learned during this process, the development of standards is only a starting ... View full abstract»

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  • Heterogeneous personal communications services: integration of PCS systems

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):106 - 113
    Cited by:  Papers (15)  |  Patents (4)
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    Personal communications services (PCS) are being introduced to offer ubiquitous communication. In its first phase PCS consists of a plethora of systems that address cellular, vehicular, cordless phone, and a variety of other services. The integration of these different systems is referred to as “heterogeneous PCS (HPCS)”. We describe the various PCS systems available and address in det... View full abstract»

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  • Supporting PACS on a GSM MSC

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):114 - 123
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    The personal access communications system (PACS) is one of the ANSI air interface standards developed for the 1.9 GHz PCS band in the United States. PACS been optimized for both indoor wireless access and low-mobility pedestrian outdoor usage. The Global System for Mobile Telecommunications (GSM) system is widely deployed in Europe and Asia and is being considered for many other regions around the... View full abstract»

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