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Issue 7 • July 2002

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  • On track - successful interviewing

    Publication Year: 2002
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  • Guest editorial - the internet: past, present, and future

    Publication Year: 2002
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  • Broadband packet switching: a personal perspective

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):54 - 66
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    The author's personal perspective on the development of broadband packet switching from 1980 to 1995 is presented in the context of the Internet's development during the same timeframe. The development of today's Internet is also placed into a 40-year perspective of a mature deployment of a national broadband packet infrastructure. A conclusion that today's Internet represents about 0.1 percent of... View full abstract»

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  • The telephone network of the 1960s

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):49 - 53
    Cited by:  Patents (16)
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    In 1960 the transmission technology of the public switched telephone network was ordinary cable pairs, carrier systems on both paired and coaxial cable, and point-to-point microwave radio systems. Voice signals were frequency multiplexed for efficient transmission, but remained in analog form from end to end of a connection. Electromechanical switching systems provided circuit-switched connections... View full abstract»

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  • The beginnings of packet switching: some underlying concepts

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):42 - 48
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    This article was written for a seminar held on the occasion of the Franklin Institute's 2001 Bower Award and Prize for the Achievement in Science to the author "for his seminal invention of packet switching - the foundation of modern communications networks and, in particular the Internet." It describes the author's work 40 years ago focusing on the rationale creating the key concepts of packet sw... View full abstract»

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  • Standardization of mobile phone positioning for 3G systems

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):108 - 116
    Cited by:  Papers (201)  |  Patents (56)
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    Finding the location of the mobile phone is one of the important features of the 3G mobile communication system. Many valuable location-based services can be enabled by this new feature. Telecommunication managers and engineers are often puzzled by location terminologies and techniques as well as how to implement them, since location systems are not natural evolution from past generations of telec... View full abstract»

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  • Surviving a disaster [optical communications]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):124 - 126
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    The next-generation optical communications network, not surprisingly at all, will be as optical as it can be. Only optical dense wavelength-division multiplexing can provide the bandwidth elasticity that new emerging communications services demand. This is well understood, and despite an apparent slowdown in the world economy, multibillion-dollar commitments have been made to upgrade existing netw... View full abstract»

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  • Standards initiatives for Emergency Telecommunications Service (ETS)

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):102 - 107
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    This article presents the functional requirements, features, and objectives for the Emergency Telecommunications Service (ETS) in newly emerging telecommunication networks. The ETS is an extension of the International Emergency Preference Scheme (IEPS) of ITU-T Recommendation E.106 and includes additional provisions for multimedia services through a packet-based telecommunications environment. Eff... View full abstract»

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  • A framework for secure download for software-defined radio

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):88 - 96
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    This article proposes a framework for establishing secure download for software-defined radio (SDR) that follows the current recommendations of SDR-related organizations, and can be employed in a variety of SDR architectures. The main goals of the security system are verification of the declared identity of the source that produces the software to be downloaded, control and verification of integri... View full abstract»

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  • Predicting the unpredictable: future directions in internetworking and their implications

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):67 - 71
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    The author explores the likely networking technologies to mature over the next decade, and the implications on other fields of information systems and society. He has chosen to restrict himself to the decade timescale since predicting beyond that time frame is likely to be writing science fiction. This article addresses two major themes. The first explores at the 10,000-foot level the major techno... View full abstract»

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  • A proposal for an alternative standards setting process

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):118 - 123
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    The article unveils and discusses some of the internal and external forces that shape standardization. What would happen if it were solely up to the market to standardize? What are the motivations behind corporate activities in standards setting, which are, after all, costly and tend to be frustratingly slow? Why would users want to have standards? Answers to these questions are given, based on a ... View full abstract»

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  • Position-based routing in ad hoc networks

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):128 - 134
    Cited by:  Papers (298)  |  Patents (5)
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    The availability of small, inexpensive low-power GPS receivers and techniques for finding relative coordinates based on signal strengths, and the need for the design of power-efficient and scalable networks provided justification for applying position-based routing methods in ad hoc networks. A number of such algorithms were developed previously. This tutorial will concentrate on schemes that are ... View full abstract»

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  • Activities on next-generation networks under Global Information Infrastructure in ITU-T

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):98 - 101
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    Next-generation networks (NGN) is a new concept commonly used by network designers to depict their vision of future telecommunications networks. However, various views on NGN have been expressed so far by operators, manufacturers, and service providers, and the general wish is now to come to a common understanding on NGN and to prepare standards on it. This is the reason why the ITU-T has decided ... View full abstract»

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  • Evolving toward the next-generation Internet: challenges in the path forward

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):72 - 76
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    Most people would agree that the Internet is one of the great technical and business success stories of the 20th century, notwithstanding the financial losses that have been experienced by overly optimistic and speculative investors. Even in the context of the current dramatic slowdown in telecommunications investment, the Internet and its supported applications are continuing to revolutionize alm... View full abstract»

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  • The IST METRA project

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):78 - 86
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    This article summarizes the main achievements of the Multi-Element Transmit and Receive Antennas (METRA) Project, an IST research and technological development project carried out between January 2000 and June 2001 by Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, the Center for Personkommunikation of Aalborg University, Nokia Networks, Nokia Mobile Phones, and Vodafone Group Research and Development. The ... View full abstract»

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