Monthly Archives: October 2010

Firesheep panic

There seems to be a general panic and a blogstorm in the user community after the publishing of Firesheep, a simple to use Firefox extension, that you can install in minutes and that can be used to “sidejack” accounts by … Continue reading

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FREE tutorials from IEEE Communications Society

I found some of the tutorials from IEEE ComSoc interesting.  They are free and everybody can register. No membership is required. “IEEE Communications Society’s Enhanced Conference Tutorial Program presents a collection of recent tutorials given at Communications Society sponsored conferences … Continue reading

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Energy Savings from Cognitive Radio and Cooperative Systems?

I find my self reading the  VTC 2011 workshop program where there is a workshop on Cognitive radio and Cooperative strategies for POWER saving (C2POWER). The key question asked is if these techniques can make up for the additional power … Continue reading

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Will “secondary access” to aeronautical spectrum be feasible?

Secondary spectrum access has become a buzz word in mobile commuications community. In spite of extensive research in this field, only few attention has been paid to assessing the real life value of the secondary access. On top of that, … Continue reading

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4G services using 3G networks; Where are we heading for?

Apple’s iPhone was introduced in Korea, December, 2009, where the timing was a bit late as compared to the global schedule. There was a rumor that the introduction of iPhone and Blackberry was delayed to protect Korean mobile phone manufacturers … Continue reading

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Cognitive Radio for dummies

Watch this Nokia video!  A somewhat wide definition, maybe, since it considers “cognition” (=smart, intelligent) in general and not only with respect to spectrum allocation.

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Directional Spectrum Opportunities at ISWCS 2010

The seventh International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2010) was held just a few days ago in York, UK. Many of the technical contributions and two out of the six tutorials focused on sensor networks and cognitive radio. Among … Continue reading

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Femtocells at PIMRC in Istanbul

Femtocells were discussed in a multitude of ways at the 21th PIMRC conference in Istanbul September 26-29. A full-day workshop (IOFC) was organized before the conference, and there were one specific femtocell paper session and one panel session. In addition, … Continue reading

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