The future is not the cloud or the fog: it is actually the SEA!

The future is not the cloud or the fog: it is actually the SEA!

5G is in the works and one of its primary goals is actually to deliver a ubiquitous, ultra-reliable, low latency and high data rate system. 5G will very likely be a key enabler for device virtualization.

06/22/17

Real world challenges between us and the Internet of Things

Real world challenges between us and the Internet of Things

Alan Carlton examines the real world challenges between our today and the many promises of the Internet of Things (IoT) tomorrow; specifically in the Smart City space.

06/08/17

Big Data will enable better network and application intelligence in 5G

Big Data will enable better network and application intelligence in 5G

5G requirements clearly call out the need to support the IoT and the Big Data it produces. This article explores Big Data, how it can improve network and application intelligence, and how it will all work in 5G.

05/25/17

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

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

Good progress is being made in the key standardization efforts around 5G, but there is still a long way to go with Phase 1 standardization.

02/27/17

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.

12/22/16

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.

12/20/16

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

12/08/16

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.

11/28/16

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.

09/14/16

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.

08/25/16

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.

07/18/16

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.

06/08/16

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.

05/19/16

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.

04/25/16

 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...

03/30/16

Will 5G say farewell to OFDM?

Will 5G say farewell to OFDM?

Several waveforms are being researched as potential candidates for the new non-backwards compatible 5G air interface, spanning a wide range from very simple single carrier to very sophisticated multi-carrier waveforms

03/14/16

A post card from Mobile World Congress 2016

A post card from Mobile World Congress 2016

One thing is clear. Everything is intertwined. 5G will enable the IoT and it will enable the ubiquitous adoption of new user interfaces like AR/VR.

02/29/16

5G: A look at radios and spectrum

5G: A look at radios and spectrum

For so many generations a single acronym has provided the generational definition. In this respect 5G will be different. There will not just be one radio and one new acronym.

02/09/16

5G is coming and it is the future of mobile

5G is coming and it is the future of mobile

It is fair to say that it is still early days but research efforts have been rolling for some time and standardization is expected to start in the next few months. Perhaps the two most cited requirements in 5G are the 1000x...

02/05/16

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