IEEE Communications Magazine

Issue 9 • September 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 - September 2008, Vol. 46, No. 9

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Strategic planning: shaping an uncertain future

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):6 - 10
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  • Joseph L. Locicero September 18, 1947 - July 19, 2008

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):12 - 14
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  • The ongoing need for volunteers

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 16
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  • Book reviews (3 books reviewed)

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):18 - 20
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  • Global newsletter - highlights from NOMS 2008: pervasive management for ubiquitous networks and services

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):25 - 30
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  • Conference calendar

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 32
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  • Product spotlights

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 34
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  • Economy microwave spectrum analyzers

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):36 - 40
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  • A history of transatlantic cables

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):42 - 48
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    Exactly 150 years ago, August 1858, the world witnessed a historic event in the history of telecommunications: the successful transmission of telegraph messages across the Atlantic Ocean. Although the transatlantic cable carrying these messages failed after a few weeks of operation, and it wasn't until 1866 that permanent transatlantic telegraph cable transmission became possible, the 1858 transmi... View full abstract»

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  • Radio communications: components, systems and networks [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 50
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  • Issues and trends in RF and mixed signal integration and partitioning

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):52 - 56
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    Over the last 40 years in the semiconductor industry, one of the most reliable truths has been that "the path forward is through integration." Moore's law and its various derivatives and cousins have illustrated how greater integration has provided tremendous benefits in cost, power, size, and performance. While shrinking process lithography has been a critical enabler of this trend, we should rem... View full abstract»

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  • Femtocell networks: a survey

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):59 - 67
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    The surest way to increase the system capacity of a wireless link is by getting the transmitter and receiver closer to each other, which creates the dual benefits of higher-quality links and more spatial reuse. In a network with nomadic users, this inevitably involves deploying more infrastructure, typically in the form of microcells, hot spots, distributed antennas, or relays. A less expensive al... View full abstract»

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  • Evolution and standardization of the smart antenna system for software defined radio

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):68 - 74
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    Transitioning proprietary or legacy software defined radio networks to open architectures, while often complicated, is increasingly critical to improve the interoperability and compatibility among SDR networks and the subsystems within those networks as well. With this in mind, two consortia, the SDR Forum and the Object Management Group, have teamed to define an open Smart Antenna specification. ... View full abstract»

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  • On TCP performance enhancing proxies in a wireless environment

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):76 - 83
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    TCP performance enhancement in wireless access networks is an important ongoing area of research. It is known that the hostile nature of the wireless channel and the mobile nature of wireless users interact adversely with standard TCP congestion control mechanisms [1], causing a drastic reduction in throughput. This article surveys a selection of different approaches to managing TCP performance ov... View full abstract»

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  • Carrier scale Ethernet [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):84 - 86
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    The articles in this feature topic cover some of the following topics: an overview of the activity in developing Ethernet solutions in standards bodies; an economic perspective suggesting how a carrier might choose to partition its network to optimize cost and functionality, and also demonstrating how carrier scale Ethernet could complement and interoperate with other technologies; a tutorial on w... View full abstract»

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  • Ethernet as a carrier grade technology: developments and innovations

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):88 - 94
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    Recent innovations in Ethernet networking technology are enhancing both the scalability and capability of Ethernet as a carrier-grade transport technology. This article explains four main innovations recently added to Ethernet, improvements related to scalability, OAM functionality, and enhanced forwarding capability in order to permit Ethernet to assume a much larger role in carrier networks with... View full abstract»

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  • Carrier ethernet

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):96 - 103
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    This article sets out the opportunity and the role of Ethernet within large-scale carrier networks. Carrier Ethernet can greatly reduce the consequences of the complexity associated with the large scale and broad scope of carriers' networks by being a cost-effective replacement for SONET/SDH. However, in order to achieve this, carrier Ethernet needs to provide the equivalent level of transparency,... View full abstract»

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  • Scaling provider ethernet

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):104 - 109
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    We provide an overview of the IEEE provider backbone bridging standard and its associated traffic engineering standard. Furthermore, we relate these to the supporting work of the IEEE 802.1 committee. View full abstract»

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  • Provider link state bridging

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):110 - 117
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    Wide area communications technology has been challenged to virtualize large numbers of Ethernet LAN segments. This is a consequence of a mismatch between the broadcast nature of the LAN segment and the extremely constrained connectivity implied by the p2p connections or tunnels available in the WAN environment, which have been combined to create virtual LAN segments. PBB-TE has been a practical de... View full abstract»

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  • GMPLS controlled ethernet: an emerging packet-oriented transport technology

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):118 - 124
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    Most of the world's traffic is now packet-based. While SONET/SDH transport technology continues to evolve, there are now major standardization efforts to develop a native packet-oriented transport technology. Ethernet, long dominant in the enterprise, is one of the fastest developing technologies for the transport layer. GMPLS, based on mature signaling and routing protocols, is gaining traction a... View full abstract»

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  • Synchronous ethernet: a method to transport synchronization

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):126 - 134
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    This article discusses the evolving transport architecture, covering some of the synchronization distribution problems to many endpoints where mobile backhaul and TDM emulation occur. It shows how synchronous Ethernet fits into both the Ethernet and synchronization architectures, and discusses how this helped development in standardization bodies. Standardization allows the key building blocks of ... View full abstract»

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  • Ethernet ring protection for carrier ethernet networks

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):136 - 143
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    Ethernet technologies are rapidly gaining importance as a prevailing solution for carrier networks. Ethernet ring protection switching, defined in ITU-T Recommendation G.8032, provides a means of achieving carrier network requirements for ring network topologies. This article outlines the novel concepts in this Ethernet ring protection switching mechanism and discusses the fundamental operating pr... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated circuits for communications [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):144 - 145
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    The three articles in this issue highlight the challenges in the design of highly integrated SoCs using standard low-cost CMOS process. View full abstract»

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Editor-in-Chief
Tarek S. El-Bawab
Jackson State University