IEEE Internet Policy Newsletter - June 2018

ISSUE 10 | JUNE 2018

5G Systems and Diversified Interconnections

By Sheeba Backia Mary Baskaran and Ali Kashif Bashir
NEC Technologies India Private Ltd. and University of the Faroe Islands

The fifth generation (5G) broadband wireless communication technology introduces new networking paradigms, and it offers network operators the potential to offer services to new categories of users. The basic performance criteria for 5G systems have been set by the ITU in their IMT-2020 Recommendation.[1] The 5G network with its highly heterogeneous ecosystem, fast control plane procedures, extremely low user plane latency, highest degree of energy efficiency and robust security procedures is expected to provide a plethora of services to the end users.


Li-Fi: An Overview, Part 1 - Purpose and Function

By Rebecca Kizer, Alex Mantica, Nate McNeill, Joseph Tobin and Stephan Jones

We live in a world that is increasingly connecting and communicating over the internet. The need for on-demand services and data is growing at a staggering rate. Internet users demand high bandwidth activities such as business-level applications, video streaming, and online gaming at increasing rates. Furthermore, these services are needed wirelessly. Users are increasingly mobile, which means that they need their data to be mobile too. Our current wireless technologies face many problems to meet this growing demand. Capacity, efficiency, availability, and security are all difficulties for Wi-Fi. It is possible to solve these problems without departing from Wi-Fi through the development of more powerful Wi-Fi technology, more complex encryption schemes, and the growth of ubiquity of Wi-Fi devices.




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Dr. Ali Kashif Bashir, Interim Editor-in- Chief
Dr. Syed Hassan Ahmed
Dr. Mudassar Ahmad
Dr. Onur Alparslan
Dr. Muhammad Bilal
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Olga Kiconco
Dr. Jay Ramesh Merja
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