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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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Net Neutrality and QoE – Some notes from the ITS Conference

ITS Conference in San Lorenzo del Escorial offered an excellent opportunity to integrate and discuss different visions about the development of the telecommunications market. Interesting ideas came out when the Net Neutrality issue was on the floor. In this post … Continue reading

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D2D communications: an effective means for beyond frequency reuse >>1

Device-to-Device (D2D) communications has been gaining more popularity among researchers in both academia and industry. It has the potential to offload traffic from cellular networks, improve energy efficiency, and extend coverage, etc. D2D enables mobile devices in proximity to establish local links for data communications. D2D enables novel wireless … Continue reading

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The 22nd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2015): Beyond 5G and Post-Moore Law

From 27th – 29th April 2015, I attended the 22nd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2015), Sydney (https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/ict2015-conference), where I presented a paper titled “ Impact of the Flexible Spectrum Aggregation Schemes on the Cost of Future Mobile Networks”. The … Continue reading

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ICIN conference 2015 – 5G and IoT challenges

ICIN conference is a series of conferences bringing together leading telecom and internet experts from industry, universities and government worldwide. Its activities started back in 1989, creating a community of experts and researchers which lasts until today. The conference was held at … Continue reading

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The First BioSense Scientific Workshop (and the future of M2M in GSM)

We gladly accepted the invitation to participate in The First BioSense Scientific Workshop, held on February 18-20, 2015 at the BioSense Center, University of Novi Sad, Serbia; An internal event gathering 3 on-going FP7 projects (InnoSense, EOPOWER and ADVANTAGE). The … Continue reading

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