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Issue 8 • Date August 2013

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  • IEEE Communications Magazine [Front Cover]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • At the IEEE tab meeting in San Siego, California [The President's Page]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 6
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  • Conference calendar

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 8
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  • Book reviews [Two books reviewed]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):10 - 11
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  • IEEE ICC 2014 to explore "Communications: The Centrepoint of the Digital Economy" [Conference Preview]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 12
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  • IEEE CCNC 2014 to highlight latest advancements in consumer communications [Conference Preview]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 13
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  • IEEE ICC 2013 concludes with thousands of international communications experts attending hundreds of presentations in Budapest, Hungary [Conference Review]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):14 - 18
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  • Global Communications Newsletter

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1 - 6
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  • Quantum Communications [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):26 - 27
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  • Quantum communications: explained for communication engineers

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):28 - 35
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    Moore¿s Law dictates that during the forthcoming decades, new communications and computing technologies that exploit quantum mechanics will become generally available. To assist Communications Society members with this transition, we provide a pragmatic description of quantum communications theory that introduces the quantum mechanical properties of polarization and entanglement, which do n... View full abstract»

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  • Management of security in quantum cryptography

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):36 - 41
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    The interest in quantum-based security methods has been growing rapidly in recent years. New implementations of quantum key distribution and new network services supported by this solution are being introduced. The reason behind the growing popularity of quantum cryptography is its unrivaled security level: all eavesdroppers can be revealed through the application of the laws of physics. First of ... View full abstract»

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  • Using quantum technologies to improve fiber optic communication systems

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):42 - 48
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    We discuss the near future impact that recent developments of quantum technologies can have in the field of fiber optic communication systems. The ability to generate, manipulate, transmit, and detect a single or very few photon(s) may open new routes that can trigger a completely new generation of communication systems. We show that quantum technologies can address two of the more challenging pro... View full abstract»

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  • On the way to quantum-based satellite communication

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):50 - 55
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    Quantum-mechanics-based techniques are receiving much interest from engineers. Although a working quantum computer is still a promising tool of the far future, there are many different quantum algorithms and protocols that can be used in communication. To exploit the advantages of free-space quantum channels, it will be necessary to use space and satellite technology. View full abstract»

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  • Quantum security for the physical layer

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):56 - 62
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    The physical layer describes how communication signals are encoded and transmitted across a channel. Physical security often requires either restricting access to the channel or performing periodic manual inspections. In this tutorial, we describe how the field of quantum communication offers new techniques for securing the physical layer. We describe the use of quantum seals as a unique way to te... View full abstract»

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  • Designing quantum repeater networks

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):64 - 71
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    Quantum networks generate distributed entangled state or relocate quantum state, uniquely ensuring eavesdropper detection or reaching agreement more quickly than their classical counterparts. These capabilities rely on the composition of link and multihop mechanisms into a coherent system, with particular attention to managing errors in and loss of delicate quantum states. This article explores qu... View full abstract»

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  • Telecommunications standards: Part II [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):72 - 73
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  • G.fast: evolving the copper access network

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):74 - 79
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    Continuous improvements in communication technologies over copper pair access networks have enabled hybrid fiber/copper access networks that provide ever increasing broadband data rates. Most recently, field trials have demonstrated that crosstalk cancellation, also referred to as vectoring, and bonding two pairs to push data rates of very high speed DSL above 100 Mb/s on a single copper pair and ... View full abstract»

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  • Propagation models for IEEE 802.15.6 standardization of implant communication in body area networks

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):80 - 87
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    A body area network is a radio communication protocol for short-range, low-power, and highly reliable wireless communication for use on the surface, inside, or in the peripheral proximity of the human body. Combined with various biomedical sensors, BANs enable realtime collection and monitoring of physiological signals. Therefore, it is regarded as an important technology for the treatment and pre... View full abstract»

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  • Evolution of ethernet standards in the IEEE 802.3 working group

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):88 - 96
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    Ethernet is constantly evolving, adapting to the needs of the networking world, addressing the requirements of both operators and end users, while making sure that the resulting technology is cost-efficient, reliable, and operates in a plug-and-play manner. The IEEE 802.3 Working Group has been working for the last 30+ years, pushing the boundaries on the speed and capacity of wireline Ethernet li... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing energy efficiency in the VDE 0885-763 standard for high speed communication over plastic optical fibers

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):97 - 102
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    In September 2013, the VDE 0885-763 standard for high-speed communication over plastic optical fiber (POF) will be published. The new standard enables 1 Gb/s communication over 50 meters of POF and is intended for use in automotive, industrial, and home networking applications. One of the goals of the standard is to achieve good energy efficiency, and to that end it incorporates a low power mode. ... View full abstract»

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  • Quality of service in 3GPP R12 LTE-advanced

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):103 - 109
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    Growing demand for mobile data traffic is challenging even the capacities of next generation wireless networks. In response, operators worldwide are expanding and updating their deployment. In turn, 3GPP continues to explore ways to empower operators with features for more capable, economic, and energy-efficient networks. Toward 3GPP Release 12, focus has shifted to accommodate the inevitable traf... View full abstract»

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  • IP-based tv technologies, services, and multidisciplinary applications

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):110 - 111
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  • Storisphere: from TV watching to community story telling

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):112 - 119
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    Conventional television services have been increasingly challenged by the more interactive and user-centric video sharing applications. With the growing popularity of social networks and video services, users are becoming the editors and broadcasters of their own stories. User-generated video content, which provides unique perspectives from individuals, is likely to be the new medium to complement... View full abstract»

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  • A survey of channel switching schemes for IPTV

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):120 - 127
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    In spite of the increasing deployment of IPTV services, various functionalities still need to be improved. One of the main challenges is a reduction in startup delays, especially in channel switching, a problem that is quite relevant in IPTV systems due to bandwidth limitations, as well as the employment of buffers and distribution structures. The problem is essentially more serious in P2P IPTV sy... 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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Editor-in-Chief
Osman Gebizlioglu
Huawei Technologies