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Issue 10 • Date Oct. 1999

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  • Broadband Service Concepts, Markets, Technologies and Trials

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):54 - 55
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  • Impact and results of telecommunications deregulation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):98 - 99
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  • The AT&T Labs broadband fixed wireless field experiment

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):56 - 62
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (3)
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    We describe an ongoing broadband fixed two-way wireless field experiment conducted by AT&T Laboratories-Research in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Our experiment, which is one of the first two-way broadband fixed wireless systems offers an end-to-end broadband packet access service, with telecommuting as the primary application for our employee users. It operates in the 2.6 GHz MMDS spectrum, an... View full abstract»

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  • Service provisioning in an ATM-over-ADSL access network

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):82 - 87
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (8)
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    Asymmetric digital subscriber loop technology is a new platform for delivering broadband services to homes and small businesses, thus bringing the information highway to the mass market. Successful deployment of an ADSL-based access network is not only a matter of delivering faster rates, but also offering solutions that are cost-effective and easy to use and manage. As deregulation and competitio... View full abstract»

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  • A wireless local loop system based on wideband CDMA technology

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):128 - 135
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    This article describes a wireless local loop system based on wideband CDMA technology. The unique features of CDMA technology make it a formidable alternative for fixed wireless telephone applications. The W-CDMA technology used by this WLL system is selected to provide primarily ISDN-like services and data rates to subscribers. This technology also provides a smooth transition into the third gene... View full abstract»

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  • Moving to competition: New Zealand's innovative regulatory model for the telecommunications marketplace

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):110 - 113
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    In previous years, the manner in which countries around the world regulate telecommunications services has undergone rapid change. In many countries, liberalization of telecommunications regulation has occurred, and formerly government-owned PTTs have been privatized. Competition and entry into telecommunications markets has been the goal of these policies with a focus on encouraging more investme... View full abstract»

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  • A wideband two-layer radio access network using DECT technology in the uplink

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):76 - 81
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    This article describes a novel architecture of a broadband radio access network using the two-layer network solution. The proposed downlink is compliant with the DVB-S standards, and a DECT custom solution is used in the return channel. The idea we present is based on the use of a “single carrier with equalization” system in order to directly link the end-user terminal, avoiding the mo... View full abstract»

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  • A space-borne satellite dedicated gateway to the Internet

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):122 - 126
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    This article describes a design concept for a new and powerful satellite/terrestrial network to provide global satellite access in space to the Internet. Myriad satellite networks have been announced that are expected to provide a vast repertoire of satellite-enabled telecommunications as well as global broadband access to the Internet. These constellations of satellites will compete for spectrum,... View full abstract»

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  • Broadband services and local loop unbundling in the Netherlands

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):106 - 109
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    This article describes the availability of broadband services in the Netherlands. This particularly concerns broadband services for the consumer/end user such as access to the Internet. We first discuss the new Telecommunications Act before dealing with current market relations and regulation of the telecommunications sector. This is followed by a description of the most significant decisions of t... View full abstract»

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  • GMN: a broadband multimedia communications service concept and field trials

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):64 - 70
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    The Global Megamedia Network is a network service concept developed by NTT to be the key component in its information-sharing business strategy. The concept gives the architecture for providing full-fledged multimedia services during the next decade. It will be used to construct a high-throughput secure networking environment in which advanced multimedia services will be provided to customers in a... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic burst transfer time-slot-base network

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):88 - 96
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    This article proposes a new high-speed network architecture called dynamic burst transfer time-slot-base network (DBTN). The DBTN network is based on circuit-switched network technology. A routing tag is attached to a burst at an ingress edge node and the burst is self-routed in a DBTN network, the circuit of which is created dynamically by the routing tag. The routing tag, which is called time-sl... View full abstract»

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  • Digital techniques for improving the accuracy of data converters

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):136 - 143
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    This article provides a tutorial overview of some previously developed methods for enhancing the accuracy and linearity of data converters (analog-to-digital as well as digital-to-analog) by introducing auxiliary digital circuitry which calibrates, cancels and/or corrects the errors introduced by the unavoidable inaccuracy of the analog components used in the conversion. Simple but practical examp... View full abstract»

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  • Access to cable TV systems offering broadband service in the United States

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):114 - 116
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    Cable TV companies are in the lead in deploying broadband (and their own Internet service) to American homes. Should cable broadband networks be required, just as telephone networks have been for years, to offer their broadband customers “equal” or “reasonable” access to all Internet services? This article does not take sides. Rather, it lays out the basic facts and both si... View full abstract»

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  • Wireless broadband applications: the teleservice model and adaptive QoS provisioning

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):71 - 75
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    This article presents a teleservice model for wireless broadband applications based on an adaptive QoS paradigm. According to this, a multimedia broadband application is considered as a set of hierarchically ordered adaptable media streams, which accept varying degrees of network-level guarantees, depending on dynamic resource changes and user preferences. Some algorithms that match the proposed p... View full abstract»

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  • Is there a Moore's law for bandwidth?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):117 - 121
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    Moore's (1965) law, which predicts that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every 18-24 months, has held remarkably well over three decades of semiconductor device production. Using historical data, a similar prediction is made for modem speeds, and in particular for the speed at which data can be transmitted over twisted wire pairs, where it is found that modem data rates h... View full abstract»

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  • Unity of objective, diversity of approach: deregulatory telecom developments in Hong Kong and China

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):100 - 105
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    Asia-Pacific policy makers in Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, and Malaysia are “benchmarking” their “deregulatory” progress with that of Hong Kong. In contrast to Hong Kong's “fast-track” deregulatory approach, China has been more conservative. This article analyzes the impact of telecommunications (de)regulatory policies on broadband infrastructure investment in Hong... View full abstract»

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