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Issue 1 • First Quarter 1998

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  • Mobile agents for network management

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):2 - 9
    Cited by:  Papers (129)  |  Patents (9)
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    In this article we discuss the potential uses of mobile agents in network management and define software agents and a navigation model that determines agent mobility. We list a number of potential advantages and disadvantages of mobile agents and include a short commentary on the ongoing standardization activity. The core of this article comprises descriptions of several actual and potential appli... View full abstract»

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  • Architectures for ATM network survivability

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):2 - 11
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (3)
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    This article surveys the restoration architectures for asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) network survivability that have been actively studied in this decade. Network reliability is critical for recent and future networks that will advance the information era. Moreover, it is one of the biggest factors in designing and managing networks. Since the early telecom network era, many restoration systems... View full abstract»

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  • On IEEE 802.14 medium access control protocol

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):-02 - 10
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (38)
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    In this article we present a comprehensive survey on the architecture, protocol issues, and standard of the hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) networks which are evolving from the existing residential CATV networks. We first describe the HFC architecture and discuss the problems in providing two-way communication. Then, we identify three important medium access control (MAC) issues in designing the IEEE 8... View full abstract»

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  • Spectrum management policy options

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):2 - 8
    Cited by:  Papers (34)  |  Patents (5)
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    As market-based reform sweeps telecommunications industries around the world, it is a good time to reevaluate the spectrum management policies which govern wireless industries ranging from broadcast television to satellite communications. Most countries have been using a central planning approach to spectrum management, but there are many alternatives with varying degrees of flexibility and market... View full abstract»

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  • An overview of CDMA evolution toward wideband CDMA

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):2 - 29
    Cited by:  Papers (91)  |  Patents (64)
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    Third-generation mobile radio networks, often dubbed as 3G, have been under intense research and discussion recently and will emerge around the year 2000. In the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), third generation networks are called International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000), and in Europe, Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS). IMT-2000 will provide a multitud... View full abstract»

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  • SNMPv3: A security enhancement for SNMP

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):2 - 17
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (4)
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    Simple network management protocol (SNMP) is the most widely-used network management protocol on TCP/IP-based networks. The functionality of SNMP was enhanced with the publication of SNMPv2. However, both these versions of SNMP lack security features, notably authentication and privacy, that are required to fully exploit SNMP. A recent set of RFCs, known collectively as SNMPv3, correct this defici... View full abstract»

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