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Issue 3 • March 2013

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  • IEEE Communications Magazine - front cover

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

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • At the IEEE tab meeting in austin, Texas [The President's Page]

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

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 8
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  • The internet of things program: the finnish perspective

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):10 - 11
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  • IEEE CCNC 2013 showcases innovative consumer information and communications technologies to thousands of conference & CES 2013 attendees

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):12 - 14
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  • Product spotlights

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 15
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  • New products

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 16
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  • Global communications newsletter

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1 - 4
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  • Conference calendar

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 21
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  • New paradigms in optical communications and networks

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • A new paradigm in optical communications and networks

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):24 - 26
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    In this article, we first identify that network service providers are facing an explosion in the volume of traffic and a decrease in revenues from network services due to the penetration of diversified services. We also show that we are moving to a new paradigm in optical communications, and toward networks able to resolve these issues in a cost-effective and prompt manner. Optical networks are co... View full abstract»

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  • Software defined networking opportunities for transport

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):28 - 31
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    The economic landscape where trends of computing and networking are diverging creates motivation for new engineering paradigms. One emerging paradigm is software defined networking, whose attributes include separation of control from forwarding, enabling joint optimization of computing and networking deployments, software-defined functions at a number of layers, including the transport (i.e., opti... View full abstract»

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  • Extending software defined network principles to include optical transport

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):32 - 40
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    Software defined networks are based on the principle of a centralized control plane separated from the network forwarding or switching plane that it controls. The switching plane can be heterogeneous, composed of network elements from multiple vendors, and it can provide distinct services with different characteristics, configurations, and control at the packet and/or optical layers. Abstracting t... View full abstract»

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  • Rate-adaptable optics for next generation long-haul transport networks

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):41 - 49
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    We discuss the emerging rate-adaptable optical transmission technology and how this new technology may be employed to further reduce the transport network cost to meet ever growing bandwidth demand in the core network. Two different types of transponders are considered: those adjusting either the transported bit rate (i.e., client data rate) or the symbol rate (with a fixed bit rate). We propose a... View full abstract»

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  • Higher-order modulation for client optics

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):50 - 57
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    Higher-order modulation is being studied for future 100G, 400G, and faster client optics. Amplitude, phase, and multi-subcarrier modulation approaches, used separately and in combination with each other, are being considered. Increased penalties due to higher-order modulation greater sensitivity to link impairments require use of DSP algorithms implemented in advanced CMOS nodes to close the link ... View full abstract»

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  • DSP-based optical access approaches for enhancing NG-PON2 systems

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):58 - 64
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    Motivated by recent progress in next-generation PON2, or NG-PON2, standardization, this article reviews digital signal processing technologies to further enhance NG-PON2 systems by realizing flexible and cost-effective optical access network deployments. First, flexible speed upgrades by DSP-enabled advanced modulation and multiplexing approaches are described, followed by a consideration of cost-... View full abstract»

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  • New devices enabling software-defined optical networks

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):66 - 71
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    Next-generation ROADM networks are incorporating an extensive range of new features and capabilities including colorless, directionless, and contentionless multiplexing and demultiplexing, flexible spectrum channel definition, and higher-order modulation formats. To efficiently support these new features, both new ROADM node architectures along with complementary optical components and technologie... View full abstract»

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  • Silicon photonics for next generation system integration platform

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):72 - 77
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    New semiconductor technologies such as many-core processors and 3D memories are being researched in order to overcome the limitations of electronics in the near future. Here, we first discuss some drawbacks of current technologies, and then show that silicon photonics will solve those interconnection problems. Next, we describe our studies toward realizing a system integration platform based on ph... View full abstract»

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  • Telecommunications standards

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):78 - 79
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  • Distributed mobility management: A standards landscape

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):80 - 87
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    In this article, we introduce distributed mobility management (DMM) - a new architectural paradigm for evolving mobile IP networks. We discuss the technology trends that are driving a move toward DMM and what the relevant standards development organizations (IETF and 3GPP) are doing to address these new needs. We conclude with a discussion of how 3GPP's evolved packet core can evolve toward a DMM-... View full abstract»

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  • Enhanced 3GPP system for interworking with fixed broadband access network

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):88 - 95
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    This article explains the 3GPP-BBF interworking architecture using WLAN access or home (e)NodeB/femtocell access in order to go toward single network for policy and QoS convergence. The interworking architectures and schemes ensure that the customers get the same service via any access network. In addition, this article covers the mechanisms to support evolved packet core routed traffic and non-se... View full abstract»

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  • Toward network controlled IP traffic offloading

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):96 - 102
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    Operator controlled IP traffic offloading in cellular networks has been a lively topic in both product and standard development during recent years. Specifically, 3GPP has developed multiple IP traffic offloading solutions for their system architecture, typically requiring 3GPP-specific modifications for user equipment. We argue that an adequate lightweight access technology agnostic IP traffic of... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE dynamic spectrum access networks standards committee

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):104 - 111
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    This article presents the latest status and achievements of the IEEE Communication Society Standards for Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, formerly IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 41, which develops standards in the areas of dynamic spectrum access, cognitive radio, interference management, coordination of wireless systems, advanced spectrum management, and policy languages for next generati... View full abstract»

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  • Toward future networks: A viewpoint from ITU-T

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):112 - 118
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    There have been continuous efforts and progress regarding the research and development of future network technologies in recent years, such as network virtualization and software defined networking, information centric networking (ICN), cloud networking, autonomic management, and open connectivity. ITU-T started working on the standardization of FNs in late 2009, and it has developed some initial ... View full abstract»

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Huawei Technologies