DSL, Still the Power Behind Last Mile Access

IEEE CTN Issue: November 2017

Tired of reading articles on 5G? Well to remedy this malaise, this month we called on some of the guys who were there at the start of Digital Subscriber Line technology back in the 90s, and who are still making it happen here in the 10s, to tell us what is the latest and greatest in DSL technology and how this old man of last mile delivery is still delivering increasing data rates to the home. Comments are, as always, most welcome.

Wireless Winners and Losers: Who’s making money in the 4G to 5G gap?

IEEE CTN Issue: October 2017

In this issue, we take a look at some money-making schemes popping up in the gap between the end of 4G infrastructure build out and the start of the 5G revenue stream. Traditional infrastructure may be slowing down, but there is still money to be made with wireless for those with the creativity to find it. Your comments and suggestions are as always welcome.

Quality of Experience for Mobile Video Using the Smart Edge

IEEE CTN Issue: September 2017

Video is still one of the drivers of mobile bandwidth and is also a killer app for 5G success. This month Ning Wang and Chang Ge from the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey explore how to ensure the quality of experience needed for 4K Ultra HD video, including Virtual (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications, for which the content delivery may not be well-controlled over the public internet. Wang and Ge suggest that the use of the mobile edge can make up for the variations in the backbone delivery. We welcome your comments as always.

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