ENABLING IPTV: WHAT'S NEEDED IN THE ACCESS NETWORK

  • Vanhastel S.

Service providers around the globe have begun commercializing triple play services to better compete with cable and satellite operators. While this is helping boost average revenue per user (ARPU), it is placing unprecedented stress on the traditional high-speed Internet infrastructure. This article examines the issues of deploying triple play services ...

MOVING BEYOND YESTERDAY'S NETWORK

  • Chanal P

This paper introduced the consolidating services over a common IP/MPLS infrastructure only addresses the delivery challenges MSO (multiple system operators) face as they work to address residential and commercial service requirements. To address service quality and reliability issues, MSOs must look beyond the uderlying infrastructure to the routers that route ...

ENABLING ENTERPRISE-WIDE COLLABORATION

  • Hackenson E.

A year of integrating technologies at Alcatel-Lucent.

ENTERPRISE MOBILITY

  • Carden P.

Why a compelling end-user experience demands integration of network-based and premises-based solutions.

THE CONSUMERIZATION OF THE ENTERPRISE

  • Dubois C.

From connecting to collaboration, the professional communications environment is becoming increasingly complex: enterprises need to deliver an enriched customer and employee communications experience, improve market share and generate revenue growth while improving productivity and ROI.

WITH MOBILE TV PROJECTED TO TAKE OFF, ARE SERVICE PROVIDERS READY?

  • Mittermayr H.

Une évaluation des facteurs clés de succès pour tirer avantage de cette demande imminente.

ONEMAX LAUNCHES WORLD'S FIRST WIMAX REV-E NETWORK IN THE 3.5 GHZ SPECTRUM

  • Girma J-C
  • Mechaly A.

WiMAX technology offers both basic and advanced communications services in the Dominican Republic.

MILLENNIALS: THE FUTURE IS NOW

  • Giere J.

The Millennials, 11-25-year-olds who have grown up with mobile phones and Internet access, will define the services of tomorrow.

COMBINING WEB 2.0 AND IMS: THE ROAD TO NEW SERVICES AND BUSINESS MODELS

  • Amosse H.
  • Dorbes G.

la découverte du chaînon manquant entre les services de communications d’ancienne génération et les nouveaux services Internet.

MAPPING THE WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY MIGRATION PATH : THE EVOLUTION TO 4G SYSTEMS

  • Rissen J-P

L’émergence de technologies sans fil évoluées prépare l’avènement de la nouvelle génération de standards de communications mobiles haut débit.

DESIGN AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A NOVEL ICP PLASMA TOOL FOR HIGH SPEED AND HIGH ACCURACY DRIE PROCESSING

  • Launay N.

Advanced Deep Reactive Ion Etching (DRIE) with high etch rates (30 ?m/min) is achieved by using an etching system with a novel ICP (Inductively Coupled Plasma) source and substrate holder (chuck). Waferstepper dual side lithography (front- to backwafer overlay ? 500 nm) is used to fabricate electrical overlay test structures ...

THE PREPARATION AND APPLICATION OF CRUDE CELLULASE FOR CELLULOSE-HYDROGEN PRODUCTION BY ANAEROBIC FERMENTATION

  • Fan S-Q

Strategies were adopted to cost-efficiently produce cellulose-hydrogen by anaerobic fermentation in this paper. First, cellulase used for hydrolyzing cellulose was prepared by solid-state fermentation (SSF) on cheap biomass from Trichoderma viride. Several cultural conditions for cellulase production on cheap biomass such as moisture content, inoculum size and culture time were ...

WIMAX-EVDO INTERWORKING USING MOBILE IP

  • Feder P.
  • Isukapalli R.
  • Mizikovsky S

WiMax, a fourth-generation wireless-access technology, has made significant progress both in the standard forums and with wireless network carriers. To ensure service continuity to a legacy end user, it is important for a WiMax mobile device to interwork with existing third-generation access networks before it is uniquely and ubiquitously deployed. ...

A SURVEY OF RESEARCH ON THE APPLICATION-LAYER TRAFFIC OPTIMIZATION PROBLEM AND THE NEED FOR LAYER COOPERATION

  • Gurbani V.
  • Hilt V.

A significant part of Internet traffic today is generated by peer-to-peer applications, used traditionally for file sharing, and more recently for real-time communications and live media streaming. Such applications discover a route to each other through an overlay network with little knowledge of the underlying network topology. As a result, ...

CARRIOCAS PROJECT: TOWARDS CONVERGED INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURES SUPPORTING HIGH PERFORMANCE DISTRIBUTED APPLICATIONS

  • Audouin O.
  • Verchere D.

The CARRIOCAS project studies and implements a high bit rate optical network capable of accommodating the requirements of data-intensive, high-performance distributed applications, in terms of bandwidth, quality of service guarantees, dynamic and automated service provisioning. The investigations are carried out under the constraints of supporting the applications on converged network ...

WIDE BANDWIDTH SILICON NITRIDE GRATING COUPLER

  • Buhl L.
  • Doerr C.
  • Long C

We demonstrate a one-dimensional grating coupler in silicon nitride with a 67-nm 1-dB bandwidth, the largest reported for a grating coupler butt-coupled to standard single-mode fiber. The peak coupling efficiency is -4.2dB. It requires no partial etch and requires only 0.6-?m fabrication resolution.

REAL-TIME IMPLEMENTATION OF DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR COHERENT OPTICAL DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

  • Corteselli S.
  • Kaneda N.
  • Leven A.

Digital signal-processing-based coherent optical communication systems are widely viewed as the most promising next-generation long-haul transport systems. One of the biggest challenges in building these systems is the implementation of signal processors that are able to deal with signaling rates of a few tens of giga-samples per second. In this ...

INGAAS COMMUNICATION PHOTODIODES: FROM LOW- TO HIGH-POWER-LEVEL DESIGNS

  • Achouche M.
  • Caillaud C.
  • Carpentier D.
  • Chtioui M.
  • Glastre G.
  • Lahrichi M.

While InGaAs absorption material has been used for various applications up to 1.6-?m wavelength, specific designs for low-level detection have become of main interest using high responsivity and low-dark-current detectors. By adding an avalanche multiplication layer to form an avalanche photodiode (APD) using the Separated Absorption and Multiplication (SAM) structure, ...

INTRODUCTION TO THE ISSUE ON ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR DIGITAL OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

  • Caplan D.O
  • Kawanishi T.
  • Vlasob Y.A
  • Winzer P.

This issue aims at providing a diverse coverage of the current state of research in digital optical communication technologies, ranging all the way from deep-space laser communications to terrestrial fiber-optic transport, packet, and access networks to digital optical communications for computer interconnects and on-chip integration.

240-GHZ GAIN-BANDWIDTH PRODUCT BACK-SIDE ILLUMINATED ALINAS AVALANCHE PHOTODIODES

  • Achouche M.
  • Carpentier D.
  • Decobert J.
  • Derouin E.
  • Glastre G.
  • Lagay N.
  • Lahrichi M.

We demonstrate an AlInAs-InGaAs separate absorption, grading, and multiplication avalanche photodiode (APD) with a very thin avalanche layer operating at 1550 nm for 10-Gb/s optical transmission achieving simultaneously high responsivity (0.9 A/W at M = 1), very low excess noise factor (F(M=10) = 3), and very high gain-bandwidth product of ...