Ten Communications Technology Trends for 2017

IEEE CTN Issue: January 2017

With the caveat that our ability to predict the hot technologies of 2017 is about as good as the average election pollster, the CTN staff and some of their friends (thanks in particular to Katie Wilson and Chris Rose) celebrated the recovery from their New Year's hangovers by putting together a list of the top technology trends for 2017. So here they are in no particular order. There is a comment section at the bottom and alternative or additive suggestions are most welcome.

The Price of Freedom: How to Charge for Spectrum as WiFi and Cellular Collide

IEEE CTN Issue: December 2016

This month we introduce a very apropos article that is not only a follow up to our October spectrum allocation article but is also tremendously relevant in this lame duck period between administrations in the US as we all wonder what strategy the Trump administration will take in allocating spectrum as the explosion in new wireless services, with new business strategies, continues. Tom and Mike reveal the answer is way more complicated than you probably thought. Comments from the Donald or anyone else are very welcome.

Does 5G have a bright future? Light based communications for wireless Solutions

IEEE CTN Issue: November 2016

This month the good people of PureLiFi are giving us an update on the state of light based wireless communications and exactly where they are in developing a commercial product. How big will LiFi be in ultra dense networking? Read on, and don't forget to comment.