The Future of the Enterprise LAN chapter

  • Kahn C.

Over the last decade, wireless technology has become the dominant means for device connectivity, and the days of wired Ethernet are effectively over- however it has yet to transform enterprise device connectivity to the same extent. And, in consequence, the level of innovation that has characterized the mobile device ecosystem has been largely absent in the enterprise space, resulting in an environment that remains rooted in the original telephony communications technology paradigm of the desktop phone and the Ethernet LAN to the computing terminals. The rise of the phenomenon of Bring Your Own Device, has resulted in a consumer-employee driven insurgency that has started a revolution in enterprise networking. This revolution will be fueled by further technological invasion from the consumer networking-driven telecommunications space to bring about the ultimate demise of wired networking device connectivity. The future Enterprise LAN will be an invisible all-wireless network, transparently bringing secure, wireless connectivity to enterprise users and visitors to the space. This new network will remove the tether between the employee and physical space office, meeting rooms, buildings, locations, and simultaneously enable the connection of digital things that manage and monitor the enterprise infrastructure and processes, automatically tailoring service to the needs of each application and device.

Recent Publications

January 01, 2018

Fair Dynamic Spectrum Management for QRD-Based Precoding with User Encoding Ordering in Downstream G.fast Transmission

In next generation DSL networks such as G.fast, employing discrete multi-tone transmission in high frequencies up to 212 MHz, the crosstalk among lines reaches very high levels. To precompensate the crosstalk in downstream transmission, QRD-based precoding has been proposed as a near-optimal dynamic spectrum management (DSM) technique. However, the performance ...

January 01, 2018

Practical Mitigation of Passive Intermodulation in Microstrip Circuits

This paper presents new experimental evidence and a novel practical approach for mitigation of passive intermodulation (PIM) in microstrip circuits fabricated on commercial printed circuit board laminates. The mechanisms of distributed PIM in microstrip circuits are reviewed and a phenomenology of PIM generation due to locally enhanced electromagnetic fields at ...

January 01, 2018

Efficient Cooperative HARQ for Multi-Source Multi-Relay Wireless Networks

In this paper, we compare the performance of three different cooperative Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (HARQ) protocols for slow-fading half-duplex orthogonal multiple access multiple relay channel. Channel State Information (CSI) is available at the receiving side of each link only. Time Division Multiplexing is assumed, where each orthogonal transmission occurs ...