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Issue 2 • Date February 2010

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  • IEEE Communications Magazine - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 2 - 4
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  • Conferences: Building on a tradition of excellence [The President's Page]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 6 - 7
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  • Communications Society Prize Paper Awards [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 8
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  • OFC/NFOEC 2010: Keeping up with global communication demand [OFC Conference Preview]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 10,12 - 14
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  • Book reviews (2 books reviewed)

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 16 - 17
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  • Sharing feedback [Certification Corner]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 18
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  • IEEE GLOBECOM 2009: A conference recognizing communications in the human context

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 20,22 - 24
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  • Conference calendar

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 26
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  • New products

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 27
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  • Two controversies in the early history of the telegraph

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 28 - 32
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    Two related questions emerge from these controversies over the invention and early commercialization of the telegraph. First, how could Morse, a man with little scientific training or mechanical skill, invent the telegraph? Second, how should we apportion credit for the telegraph among Morse, Henry, and Vail?The author's conclusion is clear: Morse was the one who succeeded in reducing the inventio... View full abstract»

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  • Global Communications Newsletter

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 1 - 4
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  • Optical communications [Series Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 38
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  • Perspective in next-generation home networks: Toward optical solutions?

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 39 - 47
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    The meaning of broadband connection is in continuous evolution. FTTH and ever-improving ADSL technologies are capable of offering to the final residential user a very-high-performance access network connection to the main door of our homes. At the same time, high-definition and interactive video will require higher and higher bit rates inside the home. Both drivers lead to the requirement for high... View full abstract»

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  • Online gaming and P2P file sharing in next-generation EPONs

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 48 - 55
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    Understanding the social impact of advanced access technologies and witnessing that applications are increasingly based on content provided by end users, we take a look at next-generation EPON networks and elaborate on their suitability to efficiently support online gaming and P2P file sharing applications by means of evolutionary WDM and long-reach PON upgrades. We examine a scalable all-optical ... View full abstract»

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  • Cost vs. reliability performance study of fiber access network architectures

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 56 - 65
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    Fiber to the home is the future-proof technology for broadband access networks. Several fiber access network architectures have been developed (e.g., point-to-point, active optical network, and passive optical network). PON is considered the most promising solution due to the relatively low deployment cost and high resource efficiency. Meanwhile, because of the growing demand for reliable service ... View full abstract»

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  • Moore's Law and energy and operations savings in the evolution of optical transport platforms

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 66 - 69
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    As a telecommunications equipment vendor, we have witnessed a tremendous increase in the capacity of transport equipment over the past 16 years. Platforms have evolved from the first generation add/drop multiplexer to the next generation multiservice provisioning platform and today's packet optical transport platform. This article discusses our findings in the application of Moore's Law to these o... View full abstract»

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  • Reliable video broadcasts via protected Steiner trees

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 70 - 76
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    The introduction of the latest generation of ROADMs in the communication long-haul transport networks allows network planners to consider some new cost-effective design alternatives. Specifically, for video broadcast services ROADM wavelength drop-and-continue technology enables simple wavelength connections at each node via a tree-like topology, and the intelligent control plane permits the use o... View full abstract»

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  • LTE update [Series Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 78
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  • Cooperative MIMO channel models: A survey

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 80 - 87
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    Cooperative multiple-input multiple-output technology allows a wireless network to coordinate among distributed antennas and achieve considerable performance gains similar to those provided by conventional MIMO systems. It promises significant improvements in spectral efficiency and network coverage and is a major candidate technology in various standard proposals for the fourth-generation wireles... View full abstract»

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  • Carrier aggregation for LTE-advanced mobile communication systems

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 88 - 93
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    In order to achieve up to 1 Gb/s peak data rate in future IMT-Advanced mobile systems, carrier aggregation technology is introduced by the 3GPP to support very-high-data-rate transmissions over wide frequency bandwidths (e.g., up to 100 MHz) in its new LTE-Advanced standards. This article first gives a brief review of continuous and non-continuous CA techniques, followed by two data aggregation sc... View full abstract»

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  • Self-configuration and self-optimization for LTE networks

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 94 - 100
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    With the rapid growth of mobile communications, deployment and maintenance of cellular mobile networks are becoming more and more complex, time consuming, and expensive. In order to meet the requirements of network operators and service providers, the telecommunication industry and international standardization bodies have recently paid intensive attention to the research and development of self-o... View full abstract»

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  • Quality-driven cross-layer optimized video delivery over LTE

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 102 - 109
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    3GPP long term evolution is one of the major steps in mobile communication to enhance the user experience for next-generation mobile broadband networks. In LTE, orthogonal frequency-division multiple access is adopted in the downlink of its E-UTRA air interface. Although cross-layer techniques have been widely adopted in literature for dynamic resource allocation to maximize data rate in OFDMA wir... View full abstract»

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  • The Second ITU-T Kaleidoscope Conference: "Innovations for Digital Inclusion" [Series Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 110 - 111
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  • Is digital inclusion a good thing? How can we make sure it is?

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 112 - 118
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    Activities directed at "including" more people in the use of digital technology are predicated on the assumption that such inclusion is invariably a good thing. It appears so, when judged solely by immediate practical convenience. However, if we also judge in terms of human rights, whether digital inclusion is good or bad depends on what kind of digital world we are to be included in. If we wish t... 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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Huawei Technologies