Coding the Network: Next Generation Coding for Flexible Network Operation

IEEE CTN Issue: July 2018

This edition we take a look beyond the latest codes used in 5G and other transmission standards towards coding designed to support the network rather than just the link. Flexible and multi layered coding techniques are just beginning to get some traction especially, in this editor’s experience, in coding for redundant storage. But Kerim, Muriel and Kavim paint a much larger use case picture while explaining the basic principles. Your comments and questions are, as always, very welcome.

What Will 6G Be?

IEEE CTN Issue: June 2018

This newsfeed has spent a lot of virtual paper on the topic of 5G over the last year or so but now that the New Radio spec is released and we are beyond the trial stage and approaching deployment, we thought it was time to annoy all of you purists out there and start a discussion on 6G, or “what will 5G leave on the table?”. Before you write your angry letter, please read on, because we are far from the first to ask this question. Your comments, angry or otherwise are most welcome in the comment section below the article.

Ten Communications Technology Trends for 2018

IEEE CTN Issue: May 2018

We had several great articles we wanted to publish at the start of 2018 so we make no apologies for being late with the top trends. With that said and the usual caveat that our ability to predict the hot technologies of 2018 is still about as good as the average election pollster, the CTN staff have yet again put together some hot tips for 2018 and maybe even 2019, in no particular order. In fact what we actually did is resurrect our 2017 list and update, to see how many of them we were more or less right about. There is a comment section at the bottom and alternative or additive suggestions are most welcome.

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