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.

The Challenges of 5G in a Cloud Based Network

IEEE CTN Issue: April 2018

This month we consider some of the challenges that face the deployment of 5G. In particular we look at deployment on cloud based networks and the challenges of network slicing 5G in this environment. Anwer, Shahid and Qiang provide us with a comprehensive picture of the pieces that will have to fall into place before we can get to the promised land of a truly software defined and sliced 5G network. As always, your comments are most welcome.

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