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ComSoc Technology News (CTN) is a free, online monthly publication that publishes interesting, timely, and newsworthy articles that span a wide range of topics related to the communications technology industry. Our mission is to be an informational resource that brings diverse perspective and thought leadership, while providing a platform for lively discussion amongst our readers.

CTN is run by a team of volunteer editorial board members who are technical experts in diverse fields. All articles are reviewed and edited by a technical editor. The editor-in-chief performs the final review prior to publication. 

March 2020 Issue

Rethinking URLLC: An Application-Driven and Machine-Learning-Enabled Approach to Redefining the Impossible Requirement

In the 5G standards effort the Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) channel has proven to be a difficult nut to crack because once all of the application requirements are translated into latency and bit error rate requirements for a communications link they pose a seemingly insurmountable hill, even if we can reach the Shannon limit. Of course, as Gimli would tell you, if you can’t climb a mountain you should go under it; and for this edition of CTN, Mehdi Bennis, our guide through the mines of Moria, gives us some clues as to how to keep moving forward in URLLC, presenting three core concepts; statistical URLLC, non-RF based transmission and communication- control codesign [1]. Maybe there are more? Your suggestions, as always, are welcome.

Alan Gatherer
Editor-in-Chief

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Past Issues of Communications Technology News

February 2020
Can Wireless Technologies Flex Today’s Data Centers?

January 2020
Nine Communications Technology Trends for 2020

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