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.

Machine Learning Modems: How ML will change how we specify and design next generation communication systems

IEEE CTN Issue: March 2018

So, I hear you all ask, are we all out of a job? Are communication engineers another victim of the rise of the machine? Well the answer in this article is thankfully no, not yet. But Nathan, Ben and Tim point us towards a fascinating new way to specify and design communication systems that may change forever the way we standardize, design and field optimize our products. Time to take that “basics of ML” online course you have been putting off for the last year! But first, read this article. Comments, and recommendations for good classes in ML, welcome as always in the comments section at the end of the article. Alan Gatherer EIC, CTN.

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