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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 2021 Issue

The C Band Auction: What Just Happened?

This month we examine the recent US C band auction and look for some winners and losers. Certainly, it made a bunch of money for the US government and is seen as a major boost for 5G in the US.  But how did the operators fare and was it worth all of that money? Our guide through the maze of spectrum allocation this month, Miguel Dajer, explains the game, identifies the players and awards grade points for effort and success.

We are excited to announce that as well as untangling spectrum policy for us, Miguel will also be bravely stepping into the position of Editor in Chief for CTN. Your poor current EIC, having spent too much time in the bright glare of online content editing, will now quietly retire to the IEEE luxury retirement home for old editors (we know you always suspected this is how we spent your membership dollars). As always, your feedback is most welcome.

Alan Gatherer, CTN EIC Emeritus


Past Issues of Communications Technology News

February 2021 Issue
The Quick and the Dead: The Rise of Deterministic Networks

January 2021 Issue
Seven Communications Technology Trends for 2021

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