IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials

Issue 2 • Second Quarter 2000

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  • Letters to the editor

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Pricing for QoS-enabled networks: A survey

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):2 - 8
    Cited by:  Papers (124)
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    A complete solution to the problem of providing adequate quality of service (QoS) to heterogeneous users must take into account the issue of pricing. By adopting an appropriate pricing policy and by setting prices carefully, a service provider will be able to offer the necessary incentives for each user to choose the service that best matches his⁄her needs, thereby discouraging over-allocat... View full abstract»

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  • An overview of pricing concepts for broadband IP networks

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):2 - 13
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    In this article we provide an overview of pricing concepts for broadband multiservice networks. We review the notions of flat pricing, priority pricing, Paris-Metro pricing, smart-market pricing, responsive pricing, expected capacity pricing, edge pricing, and effective bandwidth pricing. We use numerous evaluation criteria, including network, economic, and social efficiency, as well as their suit... View full abstract»

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  • Wireless medium access control protocols

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):2 - 15
    Cited by:  Papers (104)  |  Patents (3)
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    Technological advances, coupled with the flexibility and mobility of wireless systems, are the driving force behind the Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime paradigm of networking. At the same time, we see a convergence of the telephone, cable and data networks into a unified network that supports multimedia and real-time applications like voice and video in addition to data. Medium access control protocols ... View full abstract»

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  • Channel assignment schemes for cellular mobile telecommunication systems: A comprehensive survey

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):10 - 31
    Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (1)
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    This article provides a detailed discussion of wireless resource and channel allocation schemes. The authors provide a survey of a large number of published papers in the area of fixed, dynamic, and hybrid allocation schemes and compare their trade-offs in terms of complexity and performance. We also investigate these channel allocation schemes based on other factors such as distributed⁄cen... View full abstract»

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  • Book reviews [Universal wireless personal communications, Ramjee Prasad, Artech house, publishers, 1998, 637 pages, ISBN 0-89006-958-1]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 2
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IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials is an online journal published by the IEEE Communications Society for tutorials and surveys covering all aspects of the communications field. Telecommunications technology is progressing at a rapid pace, and the IEEE Communications Society is committed to providing researchers and other professionals the information and tools to stay abreast.

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