Alan Carlton

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Alan Carlton has 25 years in the wireless technology industry spanning 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G. Alan currently leads InterDigital's 5G / IoT research efforts in Europe. Alan's research team participates in eight EU projects focused on the development of 5G as well as a study on the socio-economic benefits of 5G. InterDigital participates in the research with a number of organizations, including experts from Real Wireless, Rethink Wireless, Tech4i2 and Trinity College, Dublin.

Before joining InterDigital, Alan was a Principle Engineer at Siemens, where he was a founding contributor in the creation of the Siemens GSM Wireless Office Product "Corporate GSM." Before that he held management roles at InterWave Communications (1995 - 1997) and Nortel Networks (1991 - 1995). Alan has a Master of Science degree in Communications and Signal Processing and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Alan Carlton and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

5G reality check: Where is 3GPP on standardization?

Surprise! Polar codes are coming in from the cold

Surprise! Polar codes are coming in from the cold

Polar codes appear to have been accepted into a certain role in 5G, driven perhaps more by political forces than immediate differentiation.

Real edge computing will enable new business models

Real edge computing will enable new business models

Real edge computing will enable new business models that could change the playing field in 5G.

Will the real edge computing please stand up!

Will the real edge computing please stand up!

The edge computing trend that is pushing the cloud into the fog has kicked off in earnest

Why the IETF will be key for standardizing 5G

Why the IETF will be key for standardizing 5G

The 3GPP always seems to get the headlines, but the truth is the IETF will specify much of what is likely to be considered 5G.

IoT is not about radios; it’s all about data

IoT is not about radios; it’s all about data

The real challenge for the Internet of Things (IoT) is data organization, sharing and search on an unprecedented scale. oneM2M and other web services will help with this.

Web search engines for IoT: The new frontier

Web search engines for IoT: The new frontier

A fundamentally new method for searching the web is needed to allow IoT devices to independently and securely discover other “things” in the connected world of the future.

Fronthaul and backhaul: Look out, a fusion is coming!

Fronthaul and backhaul: Look out, a fusion is coming!

5G is coming, and the networking features and functions of backhaul and fronthaul telecommunications—operating individually in silos—aren’t going to cut it.

Channel coding: Is there anywhere left to go?

Channel coding: Is there anywhere left to go?

With the coming of 5G wireless systems, we may be at the cusp of a little renaissance period in channel coding.

Information-centric networking could fix these internet problems

Information-centric networking could fix these internet problems

The internet of the future will have to support pervasive mobile connectivity and multicast video technology while keeping latency down. Information-centric networking makes those possible.

Demystifying the information-centric network

Demystifying the information-centric network

Evolving to an ICN will deliver much-needed efficiencies and performance improvements. Learn why it is important and its role in next-generation 5G networks.

 Back to the Future: Time to really leverage new networking technology

Back to the Future: Time to really leverage new networking technology

The network area is a popular topic with the advent of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN), but are these technologies really that new? And are we exploiting them to the level we will need to in...

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