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Norway to switch off FM radio in shift to digital

Norway is set to become the first nation to start switching off its FM radio network next week. According to the article below this decision is a both risky and unpopular leap to digital technology. In Sweden, the Government descided in … Continue reading

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From M2M Communications to Internet of Things – a workshop

Valencia, 37°C in September; PIMRC 2016 got it right for the summer enthusiasts, but that didn’t stop us from having a great workshop on IoT-related topics. We had two keynotes, the first one by Magnus Frodigh (Research Area Director, Wireless … Continue reading

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AP-S/URSI 2016 – Nerds in Paradise!

I am an antenna nerd! I am the kind of guy for whom the pure thought of solving Helmoltz equation in spherical coordinates make me happy! There are however not so many of us left, so in order not to … Continue reading

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VTC 2016 Spring – a skeptical view…

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in the VTC 2016 Spring event in Nanjing China http://www.ieeevtc.org/vtc2016spring/. I had not been to a VTC meeting since 2008 so my expectations were high! However, in contrast to the city of Nanjing, … Continue reading

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5G on the way

5G has been a rather hot research topic for a while and this trend stays unchanged or even gains more momentum in Globecom 2015 in San Diego. Indeed, there were 4 tutorials dedicated to 5G and a couple more related … Continue reading

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Summarizing Globecom 2015

This shouldn’t come as a surprise but Globecom 2015 was all about three intertwined topics: 5G, IoT and mmWave. Most of the panels and presentations I attended on each topic ended up discussing in terms of the other two. For … Continue reading

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Northstream’s Predictions for 2016!

Bengt Nordström, the Guru and CEO of the Strategic Business Advising firm Northstream has now published his predictions of the Mobile Market for 2016. Here is the list: #1 – The EC’s negative view and ruling on market consolidation stalls … Continue reading

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The mobile industry faced some serious setbacks at WRC-15

In a recent post by Ricardo Tavares, the main takeaways from WRC-15 are summarized. His most surprising conclusion and observation is that the mobile industry faced some serious setbacks at WRC-15, particularly when it came to securing spectrum in the … Continue reading

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Connected everything: Un-engineered and Un-managed system of systems

I was invited speaker at USRR 2015 – 3rd International Workshop on Understanding the inter-play between Sustainability, Resilience, and Robustness in networks in Munich. It was co-located with RNDM – the International Workshop on Reliable Network Design and Modeling. It is a … Continue reading

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LTE-U: U for unwanted or underappreciated?

Confused about LTE-U, LAA? And now MuLTEfire? Don’t worry–you are certainly not the only one. Even 3GPP had struggled for a while before they finally reached consensus on these terminologies. Simply put, LTE-U is the general term for a modified … Continue reading

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