3G, 4G, …and 5G.
I write this few lines assuming the risk to read it again in ten years from now and realize that I am wrong: The 5th generation of 3GPP mobile networks will be the last one. I am not predicting any ca...
Satisfaction
There was a gag on a TV show where a man in a store asks for the best PC that he could buy with, let’s say 800 €.  The commercial brings him one while explaining the details of the marvellous HW&...
Back to the Future
With the growing demand of wireless facilities in mobile, indoor and personal communications for speech, data and image services, the millimeter (mm) frequency band appears to be a strong candidate fo...
Research, results and dissemination: what would Humboldt say?
It is now quite established that the current 5G channel models discussed in 3GPP are still far from complete. However, 5G is still planned to be commercialized rather sooner than later. This is actual...
Telecoms in 2050?
I would like to launch a competition on what telecoms will be in year 2050, i.e., in roughly 30 years from now.  If you look at the last decades, we witnessed the emergence of two technologies, i.e.,...
Success of mobile radio comms. in COST
Have you ever wondered why we (the COST mobile radio communications community, currently, IRACON) are so successful?  What I mean is that, if you look into the many communities that have been active ...
One year back (22nd of March)
The kick off of the action took place exactly one year ago today. I remember this date not really for this kick off but because in Brussels, that day, terrible terrorist attacks took place – s...
The Liquid Network.
The recent releases of 3GPP for LTE have introduced the notion of D2D (Device to Device), a revolutionary step from the viewpoint of network topology and operation: direct communication between device...
The disappearance of Telecommunications and Maslow’s Pyramid
Seventeen years ago Roberto Saracco wrote a book preconizing the disappearance of telecommunications. According to his vision, our discipline would have soon disappeared, as asphalt did many times bef...