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IEEE Communications Magazine

Issue 8 • Aug. 1997

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  • Wireless Networks

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 28
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  • Performance Experiences With Wide Area Highspeed Networks

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):106 - 108
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  • Performance benchmarking of signaling in ATM networks

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):134 - 143
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    The overhead associated with establishing switched virtual circuits (SVCs) in high-speed wide area ATM networks is an important performance factor in applications with client/server architectures, including the World Wide Web and low-latency applications such as command/control and modeling/simulation. This article quantifies this overhead by describing a benchmarking framework implemented in a re... View full abstract»

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  • Traffic experiments on the vBNS wide area ATM network

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):126 - 133
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    As asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) networks move from the design phase to the deployment phase, several theoretical assumptions and hypotheses made in the research literature can be evaluated. Experimental validation and verification is an essential component in the overall development of any novel technology. In this article the authors report the results of several controlled experiments measur... View full abstract»

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  • Multitier cell design

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):60 - 64
    Cited by:  Papers (83)  |  Patents (2)
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    Multitier networks that provide coverage to the same areas by several cells of different sizes are useful to accommodate high traffic density while keeping high quality of service. The author gives an overview of a number of contributions on this subject. Two main issues are considered: spectrum sharing between different layers with a focus on F/TDMA systems and teletraffic performance of multitie... View full abstract»

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  • The role of teletraffic modeling in the new communications paradigms

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):86 - 92
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    Teletraffic engineers provide models allowing communications networks to be planned and systems to be designed to meet the performance needs of users within a reasonable cost. The successful modeler combines analytical or simulation skills with a deep understanding of the technology. In the emerging information networking environment comprising new technologies such as ATM, Internet, wireless, etc... View full abstract»

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  • ATM WAN performance tools, experiments, and results

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):118 - 125
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    Practical experiments in a wide-area ATM network environment are essential to gain a better understanding of the factors affecting ATM performance. This article summarizes the main lessons learned through the authors' practical experiences with ATM and how these can be applied to performance tuning. In order to achieve maximum performance from an ATM WAN, factors ranging from the transport protoco... View full abstract»

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  • Small cell city

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):52 - 59
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    Traditionally, mobile operators have planned their networks to accommodate mobile terminals at ground level. Increasingly, mobile users communicate while stationary from within high-rise buildings. With mobiles operating at a variety of different heights and mobilities, plus the requirement to accommodate increasing teletraffic and multimedia services, there is a need to compact small cells into t... View full abstract»

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  • Radio resource management in future wireless networks: requirements and limitations

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):30 - 36
    Cited by:  Papers (72)  |  Patents (1)
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    Comparing market estimates for wireless personal communication and considering proposals for wideband multimedia services with the existing spectrum allocations for these types of systems show that spectrum resource management remains an important topic in the near and distant future. In this article the authors start by presenting a quite general formulation of the radio resource management probl... View full abstract»

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  • Encrypting ATM traffic over the ACTS ATM internetwork

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):144 - 148
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    The US government has long been passing encrypted traffic over commercial/public communications systems. With the proliferation of ATM networks, there is a vital need for government agencies to utilize the high bandwidth these new ATM networks have to offer. This article presents a review of a prototype ATM encryption device that was employed on the ACTS ATM internetwork during a government-sponso... View full abstract»

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  • Traffic engineering experience from operating cellular networks

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):66 - 71
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    Modeling of user traffic and the mobility impact of mobile users onto cellular networks is considered. The quality of service and traffic-handling capacity offered by the network play the most important roles. This article discusses the requirements on a traffic model and on performance design objectives which can be used as a basis for designing and engineering cellular networks. Requirements fro... View full abstract»

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  • Concepts, services, and protocols of the new GSM phase 2+ general packet radio service

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):94 - 104
    Cited by:  Papers (160)  |  Patents (28)
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    For almost three years the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has been working on the specification of the general packet radio service (GPRS) for the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM). In the course of 1997 standardization will come to an end, and a first introduction of GPRS by a service provider or network operator is likely to take place in 1999. The new service... View full abstract»

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  • Location management methods for third generation mobile systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):72 - 78, 83-4
    Cited by:  Papers (100)  |  Patents (19)
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    This article provides an overview of the means and techniques used for subscriber location management in present cellular mobile networks. The overhead due to location management techniques used in the present cellular systems such as GSM, in particular in high traffic spots, has already been a source of concern and is expected to augment dramatically in future wireless systems. Several proposals ... View full abstract»

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  • High capacity with limited spectrum in cellular systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):38 - 45
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    The rapid growth of wireless telecommunication establishes the need for capacity evolution methods for the cellular systems of today. The authors discuss some important aspects of creating high-capacity cellular networks that operate with a limited amount of frequency spectrum. Macrocells are initially used to build a network with cost-effective wide-area coverage. By decreasing site-to-site dista... View full abstract»

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  • Self-organizing channel assignment for wireless systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):46 - 51
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    CDMA has many benefits compared to TDMA and FDMA systems mainly because it is inherently self organizing. This article shows how the benefits of self organization can be extended to TDMA and FDMA systems also, and describes the results of research conducted by the authors. Self-organizing channel assignment not only increases the capacity and improves the call quality, but also obviates the need f... View full abstract»

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  • Performance testing effort at the ATM Forum: an overview

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):110 - 116
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (2)
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    The Test Working Group of the ATM Forum is developing a specification for performance testing of ATM switches and networks. The emphasis is on the user-perceived frame-level performance. This article explains what is different about this new effort and describes its status View full abstract»

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