Monthly Archives: December 2013

Scientific Challenges towards 5G Mobile Communications?

The European COST Action IC1004 on “Cooperative Radio Communications for Green Smart Environments” published its visions for the future of wireless in their White Paper on “Scientific Challenges towards 5G Mobile Communications” the other week. Sounded great, but I must say … Continue reading

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Dreamhack – the future of internet

Two weeks ago I saw the future. Together with 22809 others alike i visited the world’s largest LAN party: Dreamhack! The numbers are astonishing: 8714 participants with computers, most of them teenagers 17403 connected devices 438 TB Total transmitted data, … Continue reading

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The mobile year in review

Mobile Future has created their annual mobile year in review video. Some remarkable highlights are: Global mobile data traffic almost doubled 88% of us use our mobile devices while watching TV For the first time ever, tablets out sold desktops … Continue reading

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“Oil of 21st Century: Big Data” and Energy Efficiency in M2M Communications

The 1st International Workshop on GReen Optimized Wireless Networks (GROWN’13) was held at the end of fall 2013 in Lyon, France in conjunction with The 9th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2013) It was interesting … Continue reading

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Do energy efficiency strategies necessarily conflict with reliability in wireless and wired networks?

This question was raised this year in RNDM 2013 (The 5th International Workshop on Reliable Networks Design and Modeling) during the key note speech given by Luigi Fratta as well as during the final panel. Telecom networks have been designed to … Continue reading

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Is there a (commercial) future for Software Defined Radios?

Listening to the talks at the SDR Europe today in Brussels on developments of Software Defined Radios makes me somewhat skeptical. Reprogramming the radios to be able to quickly change the radio access waveforms and protocol sounded like a great … Continue reading

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