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SDN/NFV - Time for Real Innovations

SDN/NFV - Time for Real Innovations

Live Webinar on 23 May 2017

SDN/NFV – Time for Real Innovations
SDN and NFV are currently moving from the phase of standardization to that of early proliferation and adoption as common 5G base technologies. First innovations that truly exploit the capabilities enabled by SDN and NFV are also emerging in the form of novel architectures and technologies that improve on flexibility, dynamicity and overall performance. On the other hand, there is also a remaining belief that SDN and NFV have not pushed the boat out where it is needed for 5G and beyond. This webinar sheds light on these aspects of adoption, innovation, and the new frontiers with the help of invited esteemed experts in this space who will outline their position and debate their views.
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Josep Matrat, Telecom and Media Market Manager, Atos R&D Spain
Artur Hecker, Director of Future Network
Antonio de la Oliva, Associate Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Dirk Trossen, Senior Principal Engineer, InterDigital Europe
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New! Introducing Two Live Online Courses on LTE

New! Introducing Two Live Online Courses on LTE
LTE is the most successful wireless cellular system in the world today. The demand for mobile data continues to grow, and LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro have been emerging.
IEEE ComSoc Training has designed two live online one-day courses focusing on the topic of LTE to help you get ahead. The courses will be presented by wireless expert and instructor, Daniel Wong.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017
9:00am to 4:30pm EDT
In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of LTE — Why LTE is used and how it works. Anyone working in wireless field who has the interest in getting a foundation in LTE and its technologies is recommended to attend.

Upon completion of this course, you will:
- Understand what LTE is, why it's used, how it works
- Identify limitations of LTE and areas of improvement
- Appreciate LTE Network and Service Architectures
- Get a big perspective on LTE 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017
At intermediate to advanced level, this course provides an in-depth knowledge and valuable insights as LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro are heading firmly towards 5G. If you are familiar with the LTE fundamentals, this course is for you.
Upon completing this course, you will:
- Know how to think of LTE-Advanced (and LTE-Advanced Pro) from a systems perspective
- Better understand how to design LTE-Advanced deployments to optimize usage of LTE-Advanced technologies
- Be able to explain the directions in which technology and standards are moving as 5G comes
Seating is limited. Can't participate in the live session? You can register now and view the recording for 15 business days after each course. You can earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units for taking the course. Price for each course: $279 IEEE ComSoc member, $349 IEEE member, $459 non-member 

Take both courses as a package and get a discount!

Offer expires on 5 June at 5pm EDT

"The material was well put together, and Daniel did a good job presenting it. I appreciated how he was able to predict some of the questions we might have. I also found he was very knowledgeable in the material and knew quite a few anecdotes that were valuable to the students."    - Frederic Demers, Québec, Canada

Did you know? With an IEEE ComSoc membership, you can receive valuable discounts when you register for our courses. Not a member? Join IEEE and ComSoc now!
IEEE ComSoc Training
A Trusted Continuing Education Service for Professionals
For any questions, contact Tara Gallus at  or visit the IEEE ComSoc Training website.


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Introducing the IEEE Communications Standards Magazine

Introducing the IEEE Communications Standards Magazine
I would like to introduce the IEEE Communications Standards Magazine. This is the result of the work of many people committed to the creation of a magazine that focuses on standards relevant to the ICT industry. The concept started in December 2014 as a supplement to IEEE Communications Magazine.  As a result of this successful “standards development,” the value of this market was confirmed, and it is time to publish the “approved standard.”
It is clear to me that standards enable the global market place to offer interoperable products and services at affordable cost.  Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) bring together stake holders to develop consensus standards for use by a global industry. The importance of standards to the work and careers of ICT practitioners motivated the creation of this publication on standards. 
The magazine is organized around nine series, with the series editor teams seeking out relevant articles on standardization in their area, and several of these series will publish multiple times during the year. In this inaugural issue, three series are included: Networking standards, Access and home networking, and Management and Orchestration. You will enjoy an editorial from each series editorial team as well as their summary of the articles in this issue related to each series. 
Readers will notice a Commentary section focusing on standards strategy and vision from several leading SDOs, including a view from the IEEE-SA President. A new Industry section will provide a similar platform for industry forums and consortia. The IEEE Standards Education section continues to create awareness and understanding of the importance of standardization and the critical role standards play in industry and society. The Standards News section offers the current status of standards work in several SDOs relevant to synchronization, 5G and more, as well as pointers to SDO material. I trust that the reader will find these informative and illustrative of the fundamental role standards play in the communications networking ecosystem. …and recommend some or all of the content to your colleagues.  
Glenn Parsons

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REACH Illuminates Technologies’ Role in Society

REACH Illuminates Technologies’ Role in Society

High school students know how to use the latest gadgets, but most are unaware of who invented the technology, and how it impacts their lives.

To fill the gap, the IEEE History Center developed REACH (Raising Engineering Awareness through the Conduit of History). This program, funded by donations to the IEEE Foundation, provides the necessary tools for high school history teachers to easily weave the history of technology and the critical role of engineers in our society, into their lessons.

An academic advisory panel composed of high school teachers and administrators provided important direction to the IEEE History Center in selecting its first three inquiry units: Early Maritime Navigation (Transportation), Triremes (Warfare) and the Printing Press (Communications). The units all align with the National Council for the Social Studies.

All three units, including lesson plans, oral histories, videos and hands-on activities, are available via the REACH site. Thus far, teachers from 30+ states and 4 countries are registered to use them. Two more inquiry units, Radio (Communications) and Drones (Multiple Categories) will be available by August. The IEEE History Center compiled a Top Ten Technology list, which will guide the direction of future inquiry units.

REACH helps students become better-informed citizens in today’s technology-oriented society by answering this important question: “How have scientific and technological developments changed the way people live and the way economies and governments function?” 

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