By Topic

IEEE Communications Magazine

Issue 10 • Oct. 1994

Filter Results

Displaying Results 1 - 10 of 10
  • B-ISDN: a technological discontinuity

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):84 - 97
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2995 KB)

    The transition to B-ISDN from current networks represents a major technological discontinuity for the communications world. These discontinuities must be considered for the successful evolution of existing networks to broadband networks. The authors provide an overview of B-ISDN data transfer protocols and the services it will support. They discuss the effects of B-ISDN switching, network operatio... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • The ATM test bed: an experimental platform for broadband communications

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):78 - 83
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1207 KB)

    The ATM test-bed is a laboratory plant including access facilities and switching functionalities, together with some advanced terminal equipment in an ATM environment. It is the result of research activities addressed to B-ISDN development and carried out in the framework of the Telecommunication Project, a five-year Italian research program organized and supported by the National Research Council... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Rural communications in India using fixed cellular radio systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):70 - 77
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (4)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1553 KB)

    Seventy-five percent of India's population is in rural villages, yet almost 90 percent of the country's phones are in urban sites. The authors propose a fixed cellular radio system, combined with the existing mobile network, as a cost effective way to extend telecommunications services to India's rural areas.<> View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Network reliability design techniques to improve customer satisfaction

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):64 - 68
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1295 KB)

    NTT has developed network design techniques including reliability measures, specifications, and design methodologies to improve customer satisfaction with the reliability of telecommunication services.<> View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Life after ISO 9001: British Telecom's approach to software quality

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):58 - 63
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1315 KB)

    This article explores the work that has been done to build on having a documented and understood process of software development. Observation across a large number of projects run to ISO 9001 standards has been used to develop a framework for assessing the fitness of a software project. This is based on three key areas that combine to yield true quality, people, product, and process. The authors r... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • The Baldrige Award and ISO 9000 in the quality management processes

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):52 - 56
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (645 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Partnering for success: an overview of customer/supplier partnering

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):46 - 51
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1128 KB)

    As customer satisfaction continues to drive businesses, telecommunications companies are forging partnerships that are aimed at the common goals of improved quality, reduced costs, and business success. The evolved customer/supplier partnering model that is being applied in the telecommunications and other industries is illustrated. This model promotes an "us" relationship focused on mutual succes... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • IEEE total quality management

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):42 - 45
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (846 KB)

    The IEEE staff organization has undertaken a major quality initiative that has required a major staff learning and training program followed by pilot quality initiatives in a number of major areas. We begin with the quality principles that provide the foundation for the initiatives and then move to describe the initiatives and their effects on members, employees, suppliers, and the technical commu... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Interfacing numbers with people: lessons in quality measurement techniques

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):36 - 40
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (856 KB)

    The Department of Defence (DOD) defines total quality management (TQM) as an integrated approach, in which isolated expertise in one area creates a limited result. The secret of successful TQM is integration of all elements. Some of the most important lessons learned have centered around the issue of interfacing people with numbers. For engineers, data that can translate vague generalities, hunche... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • The evolution of quality management within telecommunications

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):26 - 34
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1536 KB)

    A look back over more than 100 years of progress in managing quality in telecommunications reveals several phases of focus: on product quality, on manufacturing processes, on ancillary services and products, on macro processes quality, and currently, on integrating strategic quality and business planning. The associated progression of managerial processes, such as inspection, quality assessments, ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.

Aims & Scope

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.

Full Aims & Scope

Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Osman Gebizlioglu
Huawei Technologies