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Issue 7 • Date July 2008

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  • Front cover - IEEE Communications Magazine - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 1 - 2
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  • The President's Page

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 4 - 10
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  • Society news

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 12 - 22
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  • Conference Calender

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 24
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  • The "Buzz" about WCET Certification

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 25
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  • New products

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 28 - 29
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  • IEEE Standards in Communications and Networking [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 30 - 31
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  • The IEEE Standards Association and Its Ecosystem

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 32 - 39
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    This article describes IEEE Standards Associations and the ecosystem that surrounds it including: 1) The core principles of the Standards Association; 2) The history of the Standards Association including the formation of the Industry Standards and Technology Organization (ISTO) and the Corporate Advisory Group (CAG); 3) How societies and other groups within the Institutes sponsor the development ... View full abstract»

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  • Development of 10 Gb/s EPON in IEEE 802.3av

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 40 - 47
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    The interest in the evolution of current PON systems toward high-data-rate systems capable of providing a future-proof platform for delivery of truly subscriber-oriented and personalized triple-play services resulted in the recent kickoff of the 10 Gb/s Ethernet PON system standardization effort in the IEEE . Ethernet PON has become a network of choice for low-cost subscriber-oriented digital serv... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE 802.11n Development: History, Process, and Technology

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 48 - 55
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    This article provides insight into the IEEE 802.1 In standard amendment development process, beginning with a general overview of the IEEE 802.11 process. Development of requirements and usage models in the study group and task group is discussed. The lengthy proposal down selection process used by 802.11n is described and critiqued. We also discuss the expected time to develop a standard from a m... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE 802.20: Mobile Broadband Wireless Access for the Twenty-First Century

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 56 - 63
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    Access to networked data and information services has taken on an ever increasing importance to users for business, entertainment, and social networking applications. Users want high-speed, high-reliability, and high-quality access to these information services to be ubiquitous and available when they are fully mobile. Having these services available in a mobile environment also provides additiona... View full abstract»

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  • Recent Developments in the Standardization of Power Line Communications within the IEEE

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 64 - 71
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    Broadband connectivity to and within the home has been available to consumers for some time through various technologies. Among those technologies, power line communications is an excellent candidate for providing broadband connectivity as it exploits an already existing infrastructure. This infrastructure is much more pervasive than any other wired alternative (both to and within the home), and i... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Standards Supporting Cognitive Radio and Networks, Dynamic Spectrum Access, and Coexistence

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 72 - 79
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    Cognitive radio techniques are being applied to many different communications systems. They hold promise for increasing utilization of radio frequencies that are underutilized today, allowing for improved commercial data services, and allowing for new emergency and military communications services. For example, these techniques are being considered by the U.S. FCC for communications services in un... View full abstract»

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  • Industry Analyst Forum: Trends in Communications [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 80 - 81
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  • Carrier Capital Expenditures

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 82 - 88
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    Capital expenditures (capex) remain the most closely-watched metric for determining the direction and level of investment that telecommunications carriers are making in network equipment and services. In turn, carrier capital spending is driven by the combination of two primary factors: the number of customers served by that carrier, and the volume of services demanded by those customers. This art... View full abstract»

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  • FTTx: Current Status and the Future

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 90 - 95
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    By the end of 2007, there were 29 million subscribers to services supplied by FTTx equipment, and by 2012, it is expected the number will grow to over 100 million subscribers. In this paper, we review the current status of FTTx and analyze what is taking place in different regions of the world. We view the future for FTTx in terms of growth and the types of FTTx products we might see. View full abstract»

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  • A Switch in Time: The Role of Switched Digital Video in Easing the Looming Bandwidth Crisis in Cable

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 96 - 102
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    Switched digital video technology, once considered little more than a wild-eyed science experiment by North American cable operators, has become mainstream. Indeed, we enter the summer of 2008 projecting that cable multiple- system operators - faced with ever-tightening bandwidth constraints as they seek to add more HDTV programming, niche programming, and other digital offerings - will cover more... View full abstract»

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  • Packet Transport Trends: IP/MPLS Success Challenged as Deployment Footprint Expands

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 103 - 107
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    For most of the last decade, the prevailing industry assumption was that large public networks would migrate all services, transport, and switching to a single end-to-end IP/MPLS network - convergence. This assumption was validated by significant growth in IP/MPLS investment. Looking to the future, economic forces that affect suppliers, as much as operators, are challenging this assumption, and ot... View full abstract»

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  • Advances in Mobile Multimedia Networking and QoS: Part II [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 108 - 109
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  • Superposition of Broadcast and Unicast in Wireless Cellular Systems

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 110 - 117
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    Practical application of superposition coding in multiplexing broadcast and unicast for OFDM-based mobile cellular systems is discussed. Superposition coding, whose gain is increased as the superposed signals have larger difference in signal-to interference-plus-noise ratio, is well matched for unicast and broadcast in a single-frequency network configuration. Combined with interference cancellati... View full abstract»

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  • Performance Enhancement in Future Mobile Satellite Broadcasting Services

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 118 - 124
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    Multimedia broadcast and multicast services have started to outpace simple data unicast services. A hybrid satellite-terrestrial network can provide a cooperative system in such a way as to provide high-quality seamless MBMS effectively. In this article we discuss two promising techniques that can improve the performance of a mobile satellite broadcasting system with HSTN. The objective of the fir... View full abstract»

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  • A New Paradigm for Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting Based on Integrated Communication and Broadcast Networks

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 126 - 132
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    This article provides a new paradigm to integrate the Chinese digital television/terrestrial multimedia broadcasting (DTMB) systems with existing mobile communication systems, which can support mobile multimedia broadcasting services with carrier-grade quality. By dividing the services into four categories -digital TV, video on demand, data on demand, and Internet access - a complete design of the... View full abstract»

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  • Optical Communications: Enabling Global Broadband Communications Networks [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 134 - 135
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  • Practical Deployment of Passive Optical Networks

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 136 - 145
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    This article describes several real deployments of passive optical networks (PONs, the most common form of fiber to the home, FTTH) in several parts of the world, some with incumbent providers, some with other entities. The networks and service models are described, along with initial experiences with providing service. PON describes a technology whereby video, voice, and data can be delivered to ... View full abstract»

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IEEE Communications Magazine, considered by most to be their most important member benefit, provides timely information on all aspects of communications: monthly feature articles describe technology, systems, services, market trends, development methods, regulatory and policy issues, and significant global events.

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Osman Gebizlioglu
Huawei Technologies