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IEEE Communications Magazine

Issue 10 • Date Oct. 1992

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  • Technologies for global communications

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):35 - 43
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    Some of the technological breakthroughs underlying today's global communication are reviewed, and the relationship between business needs and the evolution and revolution of telecommunications technology is discussed. The introduction of trans-Atlantic transmission cables and the advent of satellite transmission are described. The role of photonics in reducing transport cost and improving quality ... View full abstract»

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  • Building today's global computer internetworks

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):44 - 49
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    A paradigm that defines the wide area networks (WANs) of today and tomorrow is described. Characterized by increasingly higher speeds, a broader range of connectivity options, and the appearance of extremely dynamic topologies that are constantly changing, this paradigm features unprecedented levels of flexibility and configurability for network users everywhere. The factors driving the evolution ... View full abstract»

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  • 'Global' begins at home

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):50 - 56
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    It is argued that building a national or regional information infrastructure is simply the entry fee for participation in the global economy and the information society of the 21st century. It is not enough for a nation's leading companies to participate by building their own private information networks. First-rank nations will see to it that homes, schools, and small businesses as well as large ... View full abstract»

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  • Worldwide communications and information systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):58 - 63
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The challenges facing providers of global communication and information systems are discussed. Globe-girdling systems are compared to more confined systems. Unique facets of global systems are illustrated using IBM's worldwide information system as an example of an integrated enterprise network. Progress is sketched in other uses, including travel reservation, banking and finance, military, resear... View full abstract»

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  • Global corporate networks in Japan

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):64 - 69
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    The status of global corporate networks introduced by Japanese companies in the 1980s and the trends in these networks in the 1990s are described. The main goals of the global corporate networks in the 1980s were twofold: obtaining convenient functions by making up for deficiencies in services offered by telecommunication service providers, and lowering communication costs. It is argued that the s... View full abstract»

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  • US regional holding companies reach out to the world

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):70 - 72
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    It is argued that regional holding companies have a great deal to contribute, both in terms of experience and expertise, to the development of a worldwide communications network. The most effective way for regional firms to participate in building this worldwide network is through partnering with others, building interrelationships that benefit all parties involved and that realistically balance c... View full abstract»

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  • Competition, cooperation, and change

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):74 - 76
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    It is argued that the enormous changes of the past decade, while historic and significant in their own right, will be dwarfed by the degree of change unfolding in the 1990s. The forces driving this revolution are technology, customer demand, and marketplace competition or liberalization. Together, these forces have altered the shape and scope of the global telecommunications industry, posing new c... View full abstract»

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  • The five challenges of managing global networks

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):78 - 82
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    The challenges facing corporations attempting to reach rapidly expanding global markets are discussed. It is argued that to meet those challenges, corporations must address five major areas of networking: technical knowledge, network design and planning, country-by-country service requirements, network management operations, and network management interoperability. Each area is described, and the ... View full abstract»

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  • How WARC '92 will affect mobile services

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):90 - 96
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    The US proposals to, and the decisions of, the 1992 World Administrative Radio Conference (WARC '92) that relate to mobile and mobile-satellite services are described. Mobile-satellite service (MSS) issues addressed at WARC '92 include new allocations for low Earth-orbit (LEO) satellite operations, new MSS spectrum allocations, and modifications to current allocations used to support mobile-satell... View full abstract»

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  • Vive la difference!

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):84 - 88
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    The technological and commercial diversity found in evolving telecommunications services is discussed. It is argued that, to make this diversity manageable, an industry-wide consensus of the issues and a common structure at the technical level must be achieved. Competitive issues related to this structural overview are discussed View full abstract»

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