IEEE Communications Magazine

Issue 6 • June 2000

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  • Practical wireless data modem design [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):42 - 46
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  • Satellite communication systems [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):46 - 50
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  • Robust modulation methods and smart antennas in wireless communications [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):50 - 52
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  • Intelligent networks in the new millennium [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):82 - 84
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  • Evolutionary trends in intelligent networks

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):86 - 93
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    A number of groups are currently developing technologies aimed at evolving and enhancing the capabilities of intelligent networks. In this article we discuss three of these initiatives: PINT, Parlay, and IN/CORBA interworking. The IETF PINT work addresses how Internet applications can request and enrich telecommunications services. The Parlay consortium is specifying an object-oriented service con... View full abstract»

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  • Wireless broadband access for the home and mobile user [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 126
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  • Mobile agent and CORBA technologies in the broadband intelligent network

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):116 - 124
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    This article presents an IN architecture that is based on distributed object and mobile agent technologies. It deviates from traditional IN in two prominent ways: first, by substituting message-based protocols with a CORBA distributed processing environment. The new communications infrastructure not only serves to convey IN flows, but also functions as a potent unifying location-transparent layer.... View full abstract»

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  • IN services for converged (Internet) telephony

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):108 - 115
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    Given the convergence of the PSTN and IP-based networks, it would be advantageous to transparently support access to the existing installed base of intelligent network services from packet endpoints, while simultaneously providing newer, more advanced services to said endpoints from within the IN infrastructure. In this article we describe the INSeCT (IN Services for Converged [Internet] Telephony... View full abstract»

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  • The future of the intelligent network

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):100 - 106
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    This article examines the role the intelligent network (IN) can play as carriers move to next-generation networks. It discusses possible transition scenarios and examines how the IN could interwork with the Internet and packet-based networks to produce new hybrid services. The article presents a view of a fully converged network, and concludes that IN will continue have a vital role in voice and d... View full abstract»

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  • Using TINA concepts for IN evolution

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):94 - 99
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    This article proposes solutions that use TINA concepts for the future evolution of IN. It focuses on the specific need to provide a software architecture for the IN service control function which controls the transport network through INAP. After giving an overview of the TINA architecture, the article examines how it can be applied to IN. Several aspects are considered, such as architectural mode... View full abstract»

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  • Evolution of optical transport technologies: from SONET/SDH to WDM

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):164 - 172
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    It took roughly 10 years for the transport network industry to migrate from PDH to SONET. As this technology swap comes to an end, WDM technology is dawning, promising to revolutionize the network industry, with the possibility of transport bit rates above 10 Gb/s as well as transparency to signal encodings. However, a new wave of equipment upgrade is unlikely to happen as current SONET equipment ... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic resource allocation for quality of service on a PON with home networks

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):184 - 190
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    Earlier efforts on optical access concentrated on the design of PONs for the collection and distribution portion of the access network. A possible evolution scenario for these types of access networks could be the SuperPON system. The SuperPON system exploits all possible upgrades of an FSAN APON system. In these networks the optical hardware is very simple, but a media access control protocol is ... View full abstract»

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  • The HALO networkTM

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):142 - 148
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    The High Altitude Long Operation NetworkTM is a broadband wireless metropolitan area network, with a star topology, whose solitary hub is located in the atmosphere above the service area at an altitude higher than commercial airline traffic. The HALO/Proteus airplane is the central node of this network. It will fly at altitudes higher than 51,000 ft. The signal footprint of the network,... View full abstract»

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  • Lightwave networks meet bandwidth demands head on

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 162
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  • A survey of future broadband multimedia satellite systems, issues and trends

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):128 - 133
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    The demand for advanced information services is growing in terms of both the number of users and the services to be supported. Voice and low-rate data services are insufficient for users in a world where high-speed World Wide Web access is taken for granted. The trend is toward global information networks offering flexible multimedia information services to users on demand, anywhere, anytime. Pote... View full abstract»

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  • On joint protection/restoration in IP-centric DWDM based optical transport networks

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):174 - 183
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    Previous advances in WDM technology are now beginning to shift the focus more toward optical networking and network-level issues. Providing survivability at the optical layer is inherently attractive, but whether it makes practical sense, given similar mechanisms that are already available at the higher layers, poses serious challenges and raises many questions. Today's core network architecture m... View full abstract»

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  • LMDS systems and their application

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):150 - 154
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    Local multipoint distribution systems (LMDS) represent a new radio-based access technology with cellular architecture offering flexible high-capacity connections to private users and organizations. The systems employ a point-to-multipoint broadcast downlink with a total capacity of 36-38 Mb/s per transport stream, giving high flexibility for inclusion of any type of data. The interactive channel, ... View full abstract»

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  • Satellite onboard processing for multimedia applications

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):134 - 140
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    For future multimedia applications, satellites might play an important role. For broadcast applications satellites are ideally suited to illuminate a large geographical area. However, multimedia applications are interactive, and are therefore a combination of a broadcast mission and a multipoint-to-point mission. The natural question is, can a satellite system compete with the capacity provided by... View full abstract»

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  • Satellite Internet services using DVB/MPEG-2 and multicast Web caching

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):156 - 161
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    Communication satellites can be used to broadcast large volumes of data directly to extensive user groups. With the latest generation of high-powered direct broadcast satellites and the changing traffic and usage patterns in the Internet, new ways of using satellites for delivering data directly to the end user have become viable alternatives to terrestrial point-to-point networks. In this article... View full abstract»

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