Using Global Content Balancing to Solve the Broadband Penetration Problem in the Developing World: Case Study, India

IEEE CTN Issue: May 2012

This very interesting article is unusual in that it successfully combines technical and business aspects to explain how the general expectation that growing broadband penetration is an inexorable force may not be true in all cases. Readers in the developed world (e.g. US, EU) and/or in countries that have made broadband deployment a societal goal (e.g S. Korea) have seen broadband availability and the consequent growth of the internet-based economy (e.g. online newspaper readership) steadily increase over the past decade. The growth may have been top down driven and rapid (as in S. Korea) or market driven and in fits and starts (as in the US), but the growth has taken place.

IEEE Communications Magazine

Voronoi Tessellation Based Interpolation Method for Wi-Fi Radio Map Construction

IEEE CTN Issue: April 2012
With the proliferation of smartphones and Wi-Fi hot spots, localization techiques based on radio fingerprinting is drawing great attention these days. Radio fingerprinting localization can achieve much higher accuracy than triangulation- or proximity-based localization, provided that an accurate radio map is available. Construction of such a radio map (known as calibration) usually requires tremendous time and efforts and new innovative ways to reduce these efforts are widely being pursued. IEEE Communications Letters

Framework for Intelligent Service Adaptation to User’s Context in Next Generation Networks

IEEE CTN Issue: April 2012
However, this level of Context Awareness can not be achieved with the current state of context sources. These sources (smartphones, sensor networks, online Web services, etc.) are fragmented and do not comply with any standard. An application wanting to retrieve the complete context picture of a user will need to specifically poll all of them, using different interfaces and formats, to retrieve the required data. This is not efficient by any means. IEEE Communications Magazine

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